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Actvity Summary: Students use Google Earth, the Blast From the Past poster, and a replica or photos of the KT Core (Leg 171) to investigate meteorite impact craters and analyze evidence for the K/T boundary impact.



  • Standard B: Science as inquiry
  • Standard C: Physical science
  • Standard D: Life science
  • Standard E: Earth and space science
  • Standard F: Science and technology

  • Cause and effect
  • Scale, proportion, quantity
  • Energy and matter
  • Stability and change

  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions
  • Engaging in argument from evidence
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

  • ESS1. C The history of the planet Earth
  • ESS2.A Earth materials and systems
  • ESS2.C The roles of water in Earth’s surface processes
  • ESS2. D Weather and climate
  • ESS2. E Biogeology
  • LS4.C Adaptation
  • PS2.A Forces and motion
  • PS2.B Types of interactions
  • PS4.A Wave properties