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Join NASA Educator Professional Development for a free 60-minute webinar presenting an overview of the Dawn Mission. Take a closer look at asteroids, and learn how to use them to integrate mathematics, science and language arts in the classroom. Register online to participate. Type of Organization:...
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This site is full of articles about asteroids, comets and several other space topics. Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are comets and asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth's neighborhood. Composed mostly of water ice...
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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.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Through this earth science curriculum unit, student teams are presented with the scenario that an asteroid will impact the Earth. In response, their challenge is to design the location and size of underground caverns to shelter the people from an uninhabitable Earth for one year. Driven by this...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
What's six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid -- and there are lots of them out there. With humor and great visuals, Phil Plait enthralls the TEDxBoulder audience with all the ways asteroids can kill, and what we must do to avoid them.
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The Solar System consists of the Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, meteors, comets, dust, gases and primarily empty space. These lessons allow students to engage in the scientific community of astronomers; students will be looking for asteroids using real scientific data collection by the Catalina Sky...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2016
"Scientists study the moon's rocks and surface features to learn how it formed and changed over its long """"""""lifetime."""""""" Impact craters and basins for on the surface of the moon when an impactor, such as an asteroid or comet, collides with it. Model -, such as those the students are using...
Grade Level   3 4 5
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"Pairs of children model how scientists use craters to determine the ages of lunar surface. One child keeps time while the other creates a painting for the other to interpret. Cotton balls coated in different colors of paint are thrown at paper to simulate asteroids striking the lunar surface over...
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8
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Published in 1997
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...
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Children model ancient lunar impacts using water balloons. By measuring the diameter of the crater area, children discover that the Moon's argest impact basins were created by huge asteroids! Like these huge asteroids, the water balloons were destroyed on impact and leave a splash (i.e., crater)...
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8
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Target Asteroids! and Target NEOs! are citizen science projects of the NASA OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission that provide data for continued study of near-Earth asteroids. Target Asteroids! is a communication and public engagement project of the OSIRIS-REx mission. Target NEOs! is a...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2018
"""""Exploring the Solar System: Craters"""" is an active, hands-on activity that demonstrates how craters form, and what they can teach us about the history and composition of planets and moons. By dropping objects of various sizes and shapes into a tub full of sand and other materials,...
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The disappearance of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period posed one of the greatest, long-standing scientific mysteries. This three-act film tells the story of the extraordinary detective work that solved it. Shot on location in Italy, Spain, Texas, Colorado, and North Dakota, the film...
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