Finding the Crater

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Link to Resource: https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/finding-crater
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Summary:"This hands-on activity requires students to """"visit"""" different K-T boundary sites, evaluate the evidence at each site, find these sites on a map, and predict where the crater is located. It tests a diverse set of skills, including mapping, mathematical scaling, and interpretation of mixed visual, graphic, and textural evidence."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 2
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.C; ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS1-5; HS-ESS1-6; HS-ESS2-2; MS-ESS1-4; MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; activities; crater; dinosaur; earth; earth science; extinction; fossil; geologic time; geology; geoscience; high school; meteorite; middle school
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