Modeling an Asteroid

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
3 4 5
Organization:NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Summary:Students will shape their own asteroid models out of clay as a hands-on lesson in how asteroids form, what they are made of, and where they can be found in our solar system.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:PS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-PS1-2; 5-PS1-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Planning and carrying out investigations; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: asteroid; astronomy; elementary school; k-5 geosource; model; nasa; space
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