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Stardust Mission #1: Think Small in a Big Way
Grade Level: 9-12
Lesson Time: 30-60 Minutes
Body: Asteroids, Meteors & Meteorites, Comets
Mission: Stardust (Comets)

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Short Description: Students will discover what happens when impactors hit the surface of a planet using balls of different sizes, flour and cocoa.

Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.

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Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe

Read more: NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas

Practices:

  • 2-Developing and using models
  • 6-Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
  • 8-Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information

Read more: Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS

Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 3-Scale, proportion and quantity

Read more: NGSS Crosscutting Concepts

Credit: Stardust Mission


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Last Updated: 26 Aug 2014