“Education Opportunities aboard the JOIDES Resolution and Elsewhere” with Nicole Kurtz
Originally presented 11 Mar 2017
Explore how scientific ocean drilling provides a window into Earth’s past. From sampling the ocean floor, we gain tremendous insights into how the dinosaurs went extinct, what kind of life exists deep beneath the sea, and what the climate was like millions of years ago. Discover the variety of educational resources utilizing this data and available to you. Delve into how we know what we know! Receive free classroom resources.
Discoveries made through scientific ocean drilling revolutionized our understanding of Earth System Processes. From confirmation of sea floor spreading in the late 1960s and the asteroid impact 65 million years ago, through evidence for Earth’s changing climate and its influence on Life, to today’s ongoing expeditions around the globe, the “JR” has been one of the most successful platforms for conducting research. Embedding science educators aboard the ship during expeditions and transits has also produced a wealth of resources that can be shared with your students to inform and excite them about our Planet.
9:50 -10:05 Nicole Kurtz: My background and connections to IODP
10:05-10:20 Past and upcoming opportunities at sea for educators
10:30-12:00 Classroom Activities:
“Using the Cretaceous Impact Event to Teach Science Process”
“Small Creatures, Big Science (Identifying Microfossils)”
Link to: “Microfossils” The Ocean’s Storytellers” poster
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Exploring additional scientific ocean drilling educational materials, including:
“Nannofossils Reveal Seafloor Spreading Truth”
DVDs (“Gateway to Glaciation”) and videos
Posters, USB pens, pencils, books, etc.
2:00 – 3:00 Special Tour of the Lamont Core Repository
SELECTED LINKS ABOUT THE JOIDES RESOLUTION and SCIENTIFIC DRILLING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
“TALES OF THE RESOLUTION”
“Tales of the Resolution” Episodes 1 – 6 — Search for “Tales” to get specific links
History of Scientific Ocean Drilling
A brief history of scientific ocean drilling programs / Breve história dos programas científicos
by Michael Passow, Hélder Pereira, and Leslie Peart. Terra Didatica, v. 9, no. 2.