Impact Craters on Earth

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What does it look like when a meteorite strikes Earth? A slideshow resource gives pupils a firsthand view of common meteorite strikes. Using the ages of the craters, scholars analyze how the shapes erode over time.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign craters to groups to research further
  • Have pupils create a glossary for new vocabulary
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects pupils to have previous knowledge of meteors, meteorites, and asteroids

  • Includes discussion question prompts
  • Provides an option for downloading the resource for viewing offline

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