Oman Drilling Project Core Analysis GT2A-120Z2

Beverly Owens, Cleveland Early College High School

Molly Ludwick, Kings Mountain Middle School


This activity uses core images and graphics as a way for students to analyze data. Students will use the key in order to determine the substances present in the Oman Drilling Project core.

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This activity can be used by any class that is working on analyzing data and practicing reading graphs with a key.

Skills and concepts that students must have mastered

Students will need observational skills.

Basic skills understanding graphics and using a key would be helpful.

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 analyze data.

Students will determine which substances are found in the sediment core.

Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity

Students will make observations and inferences.

Other skills goals for this activity

Students will develop analytic skills.

Students will better understand how to use a key to analyze graphic data.

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, students can share out in a class discussion. This activity is intended to help students develop and practice using observational skills and skills related to using a key to analyze graphics.

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