Learning Exercise

Create different impacts

Have students create different impacts by changing the data (such as impact velocity, projectile diameter, density and so on) and then compare the enviornmental consequences.
Course: Earth Science, Astronomy
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Create an asteroid impact by entering parameters and then allow it to calculate the environmental consequences. see more

Exercise

Requirements

Basic computer skills, basic science understanding

Topics

Asteroids, meteors, impact craters, extinction

Learning Objectives

Students should be able to create different asteriods and eventually predict what would happen if such an object collided with the Earth.