Inferring Ancient Environments from Fossil Foraminifera

Hilary Clement Olson, Learning from the Fossil Record

This student activity demonstrates how foraminifera can be used to infer ancient environments. It contains background information and the classroom activity, which includes instructions and the required charts and diagrams. Also included are references and active links for further study as well as suggestions for a follow-up activity.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Classroom Activity, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere, Ocean, Biosphere:Microbiology, Climate
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, EcologyKeyword: Paleoclimatology