Stories in Ice

Stories in Ice(Photo: WOSU)
Stories in Ice(Photo: WOSU)

ice-cores-module-4-finalThrough examining ice cores, scientists can observe and record past climate conditions without having lived in those conditions.

This lesson introduces students to the concept of a proxy as a substitute for actual observations. Students participate in a simulation in which they use proxies to determine what their science teacher had to eat for three days before becoming ill with food poisoning.

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