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Planetary Impact

Planetary Impact
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  • time icon Est. Time: 45-60 min45-60 min
  • language icon Language: English
  • phone icon Mobile/Tablet: No

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Topics Covered

  • Asteroids
  • Impact
  • Collision
  • Energy
  • Dinosaurs
  • Extinction
  • Craters

Lesson Description

Explore the impact energies of some the major asteroid collisions that have occurred on Earth and discover the relationship between impact energy and crater development.

Central Question: What is the relationship between mass, speed and energy when an asteroid collides with Earth?

Instructional Objective: To understand the relationship between impact energy, velocity and crater development during an asteroid collision.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome #1: Students will develop an understanding of conservation of energy and its connection asteroid impacts.

Prerequisites

  • Algebra

  • Physical Science

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Previous Versions

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Released April 2019 | Release Notes


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Topics Covered

  • Asteroids
  • Impact
  • Collision
  • Energy
  • Dinosaurs
  • Extinction
  • Craters

Lesson Description

Explore the impact energies of some the major asteroid collisions that have occurred on Earth and discover the relationship between impact energy and crater development.

Central Question: What is the relationship between mass, speed and energy when an asteroid collides with Earth?

Instructional Objective: To understand the relationship between impact energy, velocity and crater development during an asteroid collision.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome #1: Students will develop an understanding of conservation of energy and its connection asteroid impacts.

Prerequisites

  • Algebra

  • Physical Science

< Back to Lesson details

Previous Versions

Version 0

Released April 2019 | Release Notes


  • First note
  • time icon Est. Time: 45-60 min45-60 min
  • language icon Language: English
  • phone icon Mobile/Tablet: No

Lesson Version

Browser Support

Chrome Browser Icon

Chrome
69+

Firefox Browser Icon

Firefox
63+

Safari Browser Icon

Safari
10+