The Core Project was created to support investigations regarding the impact of humans on the environment. By studying fossils in core samples it is possible to detect changes over time. The Core Project is a good example of using CoolHub for content, in this case, a flash-based activity that engages learners in identifying fossils at different depths of a core sample, then interpreting the findings. This project was created by Stephanie Crook, with assistance from CoolHub staff in creating the interactive Flash core.
According to Stephanie, the core was taken from a pond in the Miller Woods. The fossils were found when the samples were sorted at Brown University.
The core activity was recently highlighted at a workshop at the Indiana Dunes. It is useful for teaching about soils in Environmental Science classes. For more information, visit the Indiana Dunes Curriculum Activities site.
Visit the Core Activity and imagine your own uses for this resource and ways to use CoolHub to support your teaching.