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Impact Crater Module
This module consists of five lessons that introduce students to the morphology of impact craters, their uses in planetary investigations, identification of ancient craters, evidence of the role of a meteorite impact in the extinction of the dinosaurs, and information on the Chicxulub impact event. The lessons include hands-on activities, maps and overheads, and links to additional resources.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Module / Unit
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Paleontology
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-093
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Flagstaff Field Center Education and Outreach
http://wwwflag.wr.usgs.gov/USGSFlag/Outreach/

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Kevin Mullins
Flagstaff Field Center Education and Outreach
United States Geological Survey (USGS)