What is a Core? Playlist
This activity is a Google Slides playlist that will introduce students to the basics of cores, how they are collected, and what kind of data they contain. This playlist is suitable for use in remote, hybrid, or in-person instruction and can easily be added to a Learning Management System.
Suitable for middle grades science or high school earth science courses while studying geology or earth's history.
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
Students should be familiar with using Google Slides. This is an introductory assignment. No prior knowledge is necessary.
How the activity is situated in the course
This activity can be used as a stand-alone activity or in combination with a unit on geology or earth history. This activity is suitable for remote, hybrid, or in-person instruction.
Content/concepts goals for this activity
Students will describe how cores provide a record about earth's history.
Students will explain the importance of scientific ocean drilling.
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Students will analyze infographics.
Other skills goals for this activity
Description and Teaching Materials
This activity is housed in Google Slides and should be used in "edit" mode.
Teaching Notes and Tips
The link allows access to a "view only" copy of the playlist. You can choose, "File" then "Make a Copy" from the toolbar to create an editable copy. A "force copy" link is provided on the first slide. This activity is easily integrated into a Learning Management System.
Students will complete activities as they progress through the playlist that provide formative assessments of the material being introduced. Students can submit the slides in a Learning Management System so teachers can check their work.
References and Resources
JR In a Minuten Core Drilling (video)
Learn more about theInternational Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)
See more resources for educators from IODP