Earth Impact - meteor

Earth Impact - meteor
Publication Date: January, 2008
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

This online resource contains instructions, teacher background information and downloadable student resources to examine the effects of a meteor or comet strike on the Earth.

Students simulate an impact in a container of sand using various-sized rocks, all while measuring, recording and graphing their results.

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