Crash into Meteorite Learning: An interdisciplinary study on craters makes a big impact

by: David A. Wiley and Christine Anne Royce

“An asteroid the size of Texas is hurtling toward Earth!” Blockbuster films like Armageddon and Deep Impact have focused on catastrophic meteor impacts and captured public imagination. Why not capitalize on the excitement and investigate meteor impacts with your students? The following describes an exciting theme-based study that explores science concepts related to impacts from meteorites and integrates mathematics, language arts, and social studies. This study is adaptable for most age levels, but this article addresses students in grades three to six.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 5/1/2000Stock # sc00_037_08_16Volume 037Issue 08

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