Chicxulub Impact Event paper model

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:United States Department of the Interior (DOI); United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Publication Date:1997
Summary:This report illustrates how dinosaurs may have become extinct as a result of an asteroid impact. Students will better understand the mass extinctions that have been part of the Earth's history. Included are templates for making two paper models, instructions for their assembly, and a discussion of a possible asteroid impact at Chicxulub, Mexico.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 2
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.C; LS2.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS1-5; HS-ESS1-6; HS-LS2-2; HS-LS2-6; MS-ESS1-4; MS-LS2-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change
Subjects: asteroid; department of the interior; dinosaur; doi; earth; earth science; extinction; fossil; geologic heritage; geologic time; geology; geoscience; history; model; plate tectonics; usgs
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