University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Science & Engineering > Dept. of Earth Sciences > Limnological Research Center > LacCore > Mud Ed

Mud Ed! Homepage

Browse Activities

Bathymetric Mapping

Students use colored pencils and foam to reconstruct the bottom of a lake, using a bathymetric map

Diatoms: Then and Now

Students use microscopes and slides to study and identify different diatom assemblages

Decoding Diatoms: Paleo to Present Day Water Studies

An in-depth diatom investigation using water samples and a model core

Modern Analogs and Reconstructions

Stuents learn to match cores to lakes and learn about changing environments

Varve Counting

Students work to calculate the age of a core by noting the number of varves