ODP 171b K/T Core Observations

Beverly Owens, Cleveland Early College High School

Molly Ludwick, Kings Mountain Middle School


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.

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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

Observational skills

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