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"From Gateways to Glaciation"
This interactive CD-ROM takes students on a voyage of discovery on board the
Ocean Drilling Program's drill ship, JOIDES Resolution, to research the
extent of glaciation over the Earth during the past four million years.
Using cores from two ODP sites in the northern Atlantic Ocean and in the
Caribbean Sea, students work with scientists to investigate different
sediment properties and then draw scientific conclusions with the guidance
of the Chief Scientist. As students search for clues to Earth's climate
history, they learn about the links between Northern Hemisphere glaciation,
plate tectonics, and ocean circulation. This educational program motivates
high school and undergraduate students to synthesize specific studies
together to form a sound hypothesis of broader dynamic systems.
"From Mountains to Monsoons"
From Mountains to Monsoons is intended to bring scientific results of the
Ocean Drilling Program into the classroom. In this program the student is
invited to join a scientific ocean drilling expedition to the Indian Ocean
to investigate the hypothesis that there is a link between the uplift of the
Himalayan Mountains and the intensification of the monsoons in Southern
Asia. During the program, sediment cores from three sites on the ocean floor
are analyzed. At each site, the student works with real scientists in a
variety of shipboard laboratories and then discusses the results with the
Chief Scientist. Throughout the program the student learns about tools and
techniques used by geoscientists and how to combine results from laboratory
analyses into a viable theory.
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