Revealing Nature's Past
A high-school curriculum for teaching climate-change concepts and an introduction to paleoecology.
Funded by the National Science Foundation Grant DEB-1145636
Note: While the content of the core of the lesson is place-specific (western Oregon), it is being posted online in the hope that it can inspire others to adapt the lessons for other regions. Please send feedback to Daniel Gavin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paleoecology, Climate Change, and the Dynamic Character of Landscapes. By Erin M. Herring and Daniel G. Gavin.
This PDF file contains background information for six lessons.
Video clip demonstrating how a sediment core is collected using a Livingstone square-rod piston corer (25 minutes). The last five minutes is a detailed explanation of the parts of the Livingstone corer.
Shorter version with narration:
A crude animation of the steps of Livingstone coring
Movies by other groups:
Livingstone piston coring from ice in Minnesota
Coring marsh sediments with a vibracore: