Big Ideas Of Science
Average Learning Time
The lesson use the Impact Calculator lab to investigate what happens when a comet or asteroid hits a solar body. It explains the formation of craters in the entire solar system. The students have to make some investigations and to draw conclussions.
Prior Knowledge Requirements
Factual: Learn about the different types of craters in the Solar System:formation and structure
Conceptual: Learn about the interaction between colliding bodies: Moon or a planet and asteroid or comet.
Procedural: Learn about simulations and how to use them in a concrete scientific context
Meta- cognitiv : Get acquainted with making and studying astronomical observations.