Earth Impact

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Subject:
Engineering
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Level:
Middle School, High School
Grades:
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Language:
English
Material Type:
Activities and Labs, Lesson Plans
Media Format:
Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML
Abstract:

This activity poses the question: What would happen if a meteor or comet impacted Earth? Students simulate an impact in a container of sand using various-sized rocks, all while measuring, recording and graphing their results and conclusions. Then students brainstorm ways to prevent an object like this from hitting the Earth.

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