Impact: Earth!

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Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
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K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:Imperial College, London; Purdue University (PU)
Summary:Plotted theoretical crater diameter sizes vs. meteorite diameters. Then, they worked backwards and determine the probable size of the 65 mya meteorite, the Barranger meteorite, and a few others by using Google earth to measure crater diameters. For providing some basic information from a meteorite impact (crater size, head blast, etc), I prefer the second link from the site above. The third link from the site requires a Google earth plug-in and displays crater size, mercalli damage, etc. The first link has a bit more of a game look to it, but provides most of the same information.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B; ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:3-ESS3-1; 4-ESS3-2; 5-ESS1-2; HS-ESS1-4; HS-ESS3-1; K-ESS3-2; MS-ESS1-2; MS-ESS2-3; MS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Engaging in argument from evidence; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; elementary school; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; meteorite; middle school; natural hazards; space
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