Focus on Climate Change
Deep Earth Academy offers a number of resources for exploring past climate change as a window into current climate trends. Feel free to explore these resources and contact us for more information!
For middle and high school educators:
- Microfossils Poster – On the back, one of the activities is Secrets of the Sediments, which focuses on what oxygen isotopes tell us about climate conditions millions of years ago.
- Explore our Wilkes Land and PEAT expedition videos on our YouTube channel, which delve into interesting past climates on Earth.
- Have only 5 minutes? Watch this short video, which explains how ocean drilling research contributes to investigations into past climate change:
- Check out our activity: A Tale of Two Teeth, which is an exploratory inquiry-based activity about what the presence and location of fossils can tell us about past climate conditions. And another great classroom activity relatied to climate change: Mohawk Guy.
- Read A Reader’s Guide to Climate Change.
- Watch the videos about coring for evidence of climate change in extreme environments: http://recordings.wun.ac.uk/conf/nwo/oceandrilling2006
For college level educators:
- Explore these activities about natural climate cycles: High Resolution Marine Ice Core and Marine Sediment Records: Archives of Orbital Oscillations (Milankovitch Cyclicity) in Climate and Inquiry into High-Resolution Ice Core and Marine Sediment Records: Archives of Suborbital (Millennial) Oscillations in Climate.
- To learn more about gas hydrates, which contributed to the paleocene/eocene thermal maximum (PETM), a time of extremely hot conditions on Earth about 55 million years ago, check out our Bolt from the Blue poster.
- And speaking of the PETM, look at our PETM curriculum, a set of 5 activities exploring the evidence and background information about this unusual time period. This curriculum is also available on a CD including all the activities and a series of background scientific papers. To receive the CD, contact us here.