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Saturday, April 9 • 1:40pm - 2:25pm
Using Climate Proxies to Learn about Earth’s Climate History

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How can scientists tell what Earth’s climate was like thousands of years before human measurements?  This activity simulates the use of fossil ocean foraminifera, tiny organisms whose growth patterns are different in warm or cold water.  Your students will analyze and graph samples of replicas of these organisms, and use this information to determine relative warm and cold periods in the past 200,000 years. This activity is from EDC Earth Science, a new NSF-supported high school earth science program from LAB-AIDS that uses an active, data-oriented approach to the student of earth science and earth systems.


Fabienne Conrad

Middle and High School Science

Donna Markey

Middle and High School Science

Saturday April 9, 2016 1:40pm - 2:25pm PDT
Room 31-356 8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020