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"Blast from the Past"

The Blast from the Past poster illustrates an "Earth shattering" event in our planet's history. Through illustrations and descriptions of the evidence retrieved from a core, the poster presents classroom activities that link ocean drilling science with historical events in the Earth's past. Unveiling the history with their own hands, students experience aspects of ocean drilling science at an intermediate level.

National Science Education Standards (NRC 1996):

  • Content Standard D: Earth and Space Science
    • K-4 Properties of earth materials and Changes in earth and sky,
    • 5-8 Earth's history, and
    • 9-12 Origin and evolution of the earth system.
  • Content Standard F: Science in Personal & Social Perspectives
    • K-4 Changes in environments, and
    • 5-8 Natural Hazards.

Other Resources:
Deep Earth Academy,
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History,
Department of Paleobiology presents Blast from the Past!

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