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Thursday, November 2 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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. We 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, an 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.


Thursday November 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Box-wood regency boxborough ma, 242 Adams Pl, Boxborough, MA 01726

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