Big Ideas Of Science
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In this exercise, students use the Impact Calculator to recreate the impact event that is thought to have led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.They will investigate how varying values of projectile velocity influences the amount of energy that is released upon impact. Students will design and carry out their own investigation and record their results throughout. They are then able to present their results with a graph and interpret the data using mathematical calculations and formulae.Students can then apply their findings from the activity to relevant scientific concepts from their curriculum/teaching program such as kinetic energy.