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Sedimentology Team

December 6, 2006

Related Links:
Corelyzer presented at WWDC
Electronic Visualization Laboratory
Ross Island Map
NASA Visible Earth: Ocean Circulation

Science Standard Fulfillment:
K-4 U.S. Content Standard B: Properties of objects and materials
K-4 U.S. Content Standard D: Properties of earth materials
Changes in earth and sky
K-4 U.S. Content Standard F: Changes in environments
K-4 U.S. Content Standard G: Science as a human endeavor
5-8 U.S. Content Standard D: Earth’s history
5-8 U.S. Content Standard G: Nature of science
9-12 U.S. Content Standard D: Energy in the earth system
9-12 U.S. Content Standard G: Science as a human endeavor

Discussion Questions:
What kinds of advantages might a program like PSICAT present when compared with paper and pencil?

How do glaciers move rocks? How can you tell if a particular rock has been moved by a glacier?

What kind of information can scientists gain by looking at smear slides?

Is Mt. Erebus (the volcano that Rob mentioned) an active volcano? How might this affect the continent in the past, present, and future?

Why is Antarctica so important when we look at the world's ocean circulation?

What role does salt play in the oceans?

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