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Adventure Engineering Challenge: Asteroid Impact

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Oh, no! An asteroid is on a collision course with Earth!. The challenge, should your students choose to accept it, is to design underground survival caverns to shelter people for one year. Over the course of eight lessons, engineering...
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Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids

For Students K - 6th Standards
Take a journey to outer space with a collection of 18 captivating videos by SciShow Kids. Videos cover a variety of topics related to space and astronomy, and showcase key terms and real-world images.  The host, Jessi, and her cartoon...
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The Outer Planets: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A long time ago, a galaxy formed that contained a solar system with eight planets—or nine depending on who is counting. A collection of 22 lessons has middle schoolers examine the Outer Planets of the solar system. They calculate the...
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Ricochet Science: Biology 101 - Biomolecules

For Students 9th - 12th
Welcome to Biology 101. Five short videos introduce viewers to biomolecules. Videos include information about the four classes of biomolecules, the three types of carbohydrates, the structure and function of nucleic acids, how amino...
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Are All Asteroids' Surfaces the Same Age?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
There are more than 600,000 asteroids in our solar system. Pupils analyze images of two asteroids in order to determine if they are the same age. They count craters for each asteroid and compare numbers. 
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The First Asteroid Ever Discovered

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Flash back to 1801 to meet Ceres, the first asteroid discovery! Use a video lesson to learn how careful plotting and measuring led to the discovery of Ceres. Once lost, mapping the orbit led to new astronomy and new mathematics to...
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Doomsday Asteroid

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A thought-provoking video about asteroids and a "doomsday asteroid" that may hit Earth in the 2020's is presented here. This program could be used as a way to start a research project about asteroids with your class.
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Asteroid vs. Comet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How were we, as a planet, effected by ancient asteroid impact? We find that a cosmic impact was responsible for killing the dinosaurs, but it also led to the conditions that made human life possible. This is an informative clip that...
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Asteroids, Meteors, Comets… and the End of the World?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dinosaurs owe their destiny to an asteroid. What are the chances humans will meet the same fate? A fascinating video lesson considers the probability of an asteroid colliding with the earth while taking into account variations in...
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3 Ways to Save Earth from an Asteroid

For Students 9th - 12th
There are many movies about asteroids destroying Earth and what we, as humanity, do to destroy the asteroid. This video presents the actual plans theorized by NASA. It mentions the pros and cons of each method as well as the reason we...
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Asteroid Mining: Our Ticket To Living Off Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It turns out asteroids could be a gold mine—literally! An It's Ok To Be Smart video lesson describes the untapped resources orbiting our solar system. The presenter considers the possibilities of space colonies using these resources as...
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Asteroids to Watch Out for

For Students 9th - 12th
Can you predict what will happen more than 850 years in the future, down to the exact date? Scientists and mathematicians know exactly when specific asteroids will pass near us or possibly hit us. The video explains how they track the...
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Comets and Asteroids!

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Follow along as host Jessi and her mouse sidekick, Squeaks, examine space's comets and asteroids. Discover what they are made of, their size, where we can find them, and two of the more popular space objects of the group.
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Asteroids

For Students 6th - 12th
What are asteroids? Broken planets, moons, space debris? Take your young astronomers to the dividing line between our inner and outer planets with an engaging video. The narrator describes both early and current ideas regarding the...
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Move Over, Mars: We Could Farm on Asteroids!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
We need a source of food to live on another planet. An installment of the extensive SciShow Space series suggests one option, farming on asteroids! Caitlin Hofmeister explains the challenges and benefits of potential future farms. She...
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Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets

For Students 4th
Although a bit confusing, this is an interesting exercise which will lead to greater understanding of the differences between asteroids, meteors, and comets. Learners must find the correct path that takes them through a series of...
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Plotting an Asteroid Light Curve

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Data can tell us a lot about celestial objects that are just too far away to study otherwise. Learners examine data on the brightness of an asteroid to predict its rotation rate. Graphing the data reveals a periodic pattern that allows...
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Asteroid Lander Mission

For Students 3rd - 10th
Can you build an innovative asteroid lander out of pom poms and pipe cleaners? Learners work to create a lander that will collect minerals from the surface of a large asteroid using a list of household items.
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Are All Asteroids' Surfaces the Same Age?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know scientists can tell the age of an asteroid by looking closely at its craters? This final lesson of a six-part series focuses on two asteroids, Gaspra and Ida, in order to demonstrate the concept of dating asteroids. Scholars...
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Incoming Asteroid! What's the Problem?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Oh, no! An asteroid is on a collision course with Earth!. Class members must rise to the challenge of designing a shelter that will protect people from the impact and permit them to live in this shelter for one year. In this first lesson...
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Mining Asteroids for Space Treasure!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can humans really live in space? Which elements and compounds are essential for life? An informative video explores the concept of mining asteroids for important chemicals needed to support life in space. Viewers then identify the...
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The Day the Mesozoic Died

For Students 9th - 12th
Solve the ultimate who dunnit mystery: the death of the dinosaurs. Viewers watch an engaging video that describes how the asteroid impact hypothesis came to fruition and the evidence supporting it. The video also explains how life...
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Asteroids!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore how to visually identify asteroids in SDSS images. They are able to explain that stars are so far away that they do not appear to move, even over the course of a human lifespan. Students identify the location of most...
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Calculating Iridium Fallout from an Asteroid Impact

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should we be afraid of a large asteroid impact on Earth today? Young scientists estimate the size and composition of an asteroid similar to the one that caused the K-T mass extinction. They apply algebraic formulas to answer questions...

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