ODP 171b K/T Core Observations
This activity provides a way for remote, hybrid, and face-to-face students to examine the K/T core (evidence for the impact that caused the extinction of dinosaurs) by recording their observations.
This may be used with upper elementary - high school students, when studying sediments, geology, or geologic time.
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
How the activity is situated in the course
This may be used as an introduction, inquiry piece, or as a way to explore evidence.
Content/concepts goals for this activity
Students will make observations regarding the K/T core.
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Students will synthesize ideas.
Other skills goals for this activity
Students will use observational skills.
Description and Teaching Materials
This activity is housed in Google slides, and will be used in edit mode.
Teaching Notes and Tips
After opening the resource link, go to "file" and "make a copy," to secure a copy of the document that you can edit. Additionally, you can give students the link provided on slide 1, so that they can manipulate the slide.
After completing the activity, the teacher may lead students in a discussion to share what they observed. This can lead into a lesson in which the teacher provides instruction regarding geologic time or mass extinction of the dinosaurs.
References and Resources
Learn more about theInternational Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)