Ocean Stratigraphy Challenge
From Starting Point
This exercise is a complex puzzle that begins with a description of a stratigraphic section from a deep-sea core. Students are asked to explain the sequence of rock and sediment types and to devise an experiment to test this hypothesis. The Starting Point website describes the learning goals, context, teaching notes and materials, recommended assessment methods, and additional resource links for this activity.
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-346
This resource is part of 'Interactive Lectures'
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Author: Kim Kastens
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Author: Rebecca Teed