Arctic Impacts

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How do scientists look at a crater and know the material that hit as well as the speed and direction it was traveling? The lesson allows scholars to calculate and graph variables associated with craters. Then, they apply their theories to a specific crater at El'gygytgyn. Finally, pupils compare the size of the El'gygytgyn crater to their own areas to better understand the scope.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer extra credit for anyone who collects micro-meteorites
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson best fits in an astronomy or solar system unit
  • Relies on prior knowledge of impact craters
Pros

  • Main website referenced offers multiple language options for ELLs
  • Collaborative assignment provides clear instructions for each member to complete equal amounts of work
Cons

  • None
NGSS