Climate Analysis Using Planktonic Foraminifera

Hilary Clement Olson, Learning from the Fossil Record

This student activity demonstrates how foraminifera can be used to analyze climate. It contains background information and the classroom activity, which includes instructions and the required charts and graphs.

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Subject: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography
Topics: Climate, Ocean, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Biosphere, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:MicrobiologyKeyword: Paleoclimatology