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Three hypothetical rock sections along an East-West transect are provided. Students correlate the three sections using the biostratigraphy of planktic forams (as a proxy for age), benthic forams (as a proxy of depth), and lithology (as a proxy of environment). Students are asked to provide an interpretation of the history of this depositional basin. An ash bed of known age is added and students are asked to determine if this new information affects their interpretation. Finally, an interesting lithologic feature is added, and students are asked to provide a geological explanation.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Upper Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502200058572T,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Vocational/Professional Development Education,Biostratigraphy/Biogeography,Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction,NSDL

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    English

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