Lab 2: Coring Is Not Boring!


The lab activity was developed by Jeff Lockwood of TERC and Alison Mote of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders for the EarthLabs project.

Summary and Learning Objectives

Students build a model sediment core drill, then use it to take core samples from layers of PlayDoh.

After completing this Lab, students will be able to:

- What is the IODP is and what role does it play in helping us understand our planet's history?

- What JOIDES Resolution instruments and technologies allow scientists to collect data and extract relevant data from the sediment cores and bore holes?

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