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Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Meteors & Meteorites
Science Education Standards: Earth and Space Science
- Earth in the Solar System: The earth is the third planet from the sun in a system that includes the moon, the sun, seven other planets and their moons, and smaller objects, such as asteroids and comets. The sun, an average star, is the central and largest body in the solar system.
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Short Description: In this lesson, students explore information about the effects of large impacts. A critical thinking activity helps students select the likely impact site associated with the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Source: Exploring Meteorite Mysteries Homepage (NASA ARES)