Students will be able to estimate past temperatures from ice cores using isotopes of oxygen and carbon (fractionation) to understand their behavior and rate of decay. This resource is recommended to teach paleoclimatology.
Science and Engineering
ESS2: Earth’s Systems
HS-ESS2-4 Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.
PS1: Matter and Its Interactions
HS-PS1-5 Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.