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Impact Craters Teacher Page

Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology

Informational website giving an overview on impact craters, their formation, morphology and subsequent modification.

http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/CratersTe.html


Basic Meteorite Power Point Presentation

rocksfromspace

http://lpc1.clpccd.cc.ca.us/lpc/astronomy/course_websites/pezzaglia/presentations/20meteor/meteor.pdf

 

 

 


Space Rocks Tell Their Secrets

spacerocksNASA Johnson Space Center

This slide show describes how NASA scientists collect, preserved and study meteorites.

http://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/education/SpaceRocksPresentation.pdf

 

 


PBS Meteorites & Life

pbsmeteoritesComets and meteors have been raining debris on Earth for billions of years, and scientists think they just may be the vehicles that carried the "stuff of life" to the planet. Explore the timeline of the Murchison meteorite and the significant discoveries that may begin to answer the question of how life came to be here.

 

http://www.pbs.org/exploringspace/meteorites/murchison/index.html

 


Utah Geological Survey

Information on meteorites and meteorwrongs from the Utah Geological Survey.

http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/gladasked/gladmeteorite_id.htm


NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html


NASA Image Archive

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/


Impact Cratering

impactcratering

Lunar and Planetary Institute

One of the Activity at a Glance lessons that gives educators background information and ideas for fun classroom activities.

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

 


Chicxulub Impact Event – Understanding the K-T Boundary

Lunar and Planetary Institute

 

Includes five dozen new illustrations that faculty and students can use for educational purposes.

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/science/kring/epo_web/impact_cratering/Chicxulub/

 

 

 


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