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Astronomy Day!

Astronomy Day was May 10th, but you can celebrate it all year with these great activities!

Impact Craters

impactcraterGrades: 4-12
 
Impact craters are formed when impactors such as meteorites smash into the Moon's surface. Explore the many factors that affect the appearance of impact craters include the size and velocity of the impactor and the geology of the surface.
 
 

 

 


Collecting Micrometeorites

Grades: K-12

Find out where to look and how to collect tiny micrometeorites that fall to Earth and accumulate in your backyard.

http://astro.if.ufrgs.br/solar/edu/micromet.htm

 


Lunar Impact Crater Geology and Structure

mooncratersBasic information and diagrams on meteors, meteorites and the formation of impact craters.

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/expmoon/science/craterstructure.html

 

 

 

 

 


 Making Impact Cratersmakingcraters

Basic crater-making activity with comparison of craters on the Earth, Moon, and Mars.

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/shaping_the_planets/activity_glance2.shtml

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/shaping_the_planets/activity_impacts.shtml