EDC Earth Science at NSTA 2018

Going to the 2018 NSTA Annual Conference? Stop by LABAIDs booth and sessions to learn more about EDC Earth Science!


Calling All Carbons
8:00 am - 9:30 am
The element of carbon is critical to life on Earth. All living organisms contain different and essential carbon-based molecules. Several Earth processes work together to cycle carbon from one carbon reservoir to another and to keep the amount in each reservoir stable. Participants will model learn about and model different carbon transfer processes.
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Prospecting for Mineral Ore
10:00 am - 11:30 am
How do geologists look for mineral ore? In this activity from EDC Earth Science, participants search for a layer of rock that contains a valuable mineral called molybdenum by testing sediments collected in strategic spots along river systems gathering data to decide where the deposit is located. This is no cookie mining activity! 
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Using Climate Proxies to Learn about Earth's Climate History
12:00 am - 1:30 pm
How can scientists tell what Earth’s climate was like thousands of years before human measurements?  This activity simulates the use of fossil ocean foraminifera, tiny organisms whose growth patterns are different in warm or cold water. Analyze and graph samples of replicas of these organisms and then determine relative warm and cold periods in the past 200,000 years. This activity is from EDC Earth Science, a new NSF-supported high school Earth science program from Lab-Aids. 
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