Asteroids, Meteors, Comets… and the End of the World?

Dinosaurs owe their destiny to an asteroid. What are the chances humans will meet the same fate? A fascinating video lesson considers the probability of an asteroid colliding with the earth while taking into account variations in different variables. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create posters depicting the world events related to asteroids, meteors, and comets
  • Explore the impact earth simulator referenced in the video Impact Earth
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider monitoring YouTube comments if making the video available for independent viewing
  • An installment of a "It's Okay To Be Smart" video series
Pros

  • Adds humor to create an interesting presentation
  • Animations add clarity to the concepts
Cons

  • None