This is a 350 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), built-in hands-on activities with instructions and questions that have students investigate and create impact craters, challenge questions with answers, reading article links, built-in visual quiz at the end, 1 page homework, answer keys, lesson notes, video links, and much more.
This lesson is from Part III of my Astronomy Unit.
Astronomy Topics Unit
This PowerPoint Begins with some really nice visuals of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. A red slide note has students record a description of the asteroid belt. Provided notes can be passed out to students who may require assistance. The asteroids Vesta and Ceres get some special attention with visuals. Mention to the possibility of an ice mantle on Ceres is described. A video link (a few minutes only) about Ceres is provided as is a link to the Arcade Classic Asteroids. Watching the teacher get blown up by an asteroid is always a student favorite only takes a few minutes. Meteorites are then mentioned (red slide) and some examples on earth are shown such as the Hoba West and Willamette Meteorite. A link to google earth is provided and a list of really neat meteorite sites provided (need to download google earth prior). Visuals follow this link to various craters around our planet and their relative age. References to the Chicxulub Crater and the Tunguska Event are described in greater detail. Also provided are some slides and info about the recent Russian asteroid, and 2102 DA14. A link to a neat video short has the students decide if a YouTube clip is real or fake of a meteorite impact event. The clip is fake although the effects are well done. Meteoroids are addressed (red slide note) and alink to a neat clip of meteoroids in the night sky with tranquil music. The moon and it's history of impacts are covered in a step by step process and a link to the impact event on Jupiter of the Shoemaker Levy Comet is provided. NEO's are then addressed as a red slide (Near Earth Object). The Torino Scale is addressed and students learn what each rating 1-10 means. Students put their skills to work answering a series of questions about the Torino Scale that has them use a diagram. Asteroid QQ47 (NEO's) is described and a short article provided. Students read the article and then answer some questions in the slideshow. The answers are provided. NEO MN4 is also addressed. A video link is provided about an impact of a 10 on the Torino Scale. A neat hands on activity then discusses craters. Students learn about craters and parts of craters. Directions are built-into the slideshow that has the students drop marbles into a tray of sand. Students cut a circle in black construction paper and lay it over the sand. They then drop the marble into the sand from various heights. Student measure the distance of ejecta (sand on the paper), depth of the crater, and diameter of the crater. They make the connection between height of the drop, mass of the marble, and the size of the crater. Questions and answers are built-into the slideshow. A series of hidden box games conclude this PowerPoint that has the students guess relevant pictures from the slideshow. Each slide reveals more of the picture beneath as students take turns guessing. A 1-10 with 5 for fun bonus questions conclude the lesson. Students record their answers on the quiz sheet and are able to grade their own. The question is provided one last time before the answer is revealed so the teacher can call upon students or table groups. This is a really neat PowerPoint that I have been using for years with great results. The crater impact activity is awesome. Please see my entire Astronomy Unit mentioned below as it's a fantastic unit / deal on TpT.
This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explains directions to activities, and much more. Transition effects are never used.
Please visit my other posting on TpT called The Astronomy Topics Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 4,000+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 13 page bundled homework / assessment, 10 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 7 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes four PowerPoint review games (110+ slides each with Answers), 38 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.
Areas of Focus in the Astronomy Topics Unit: The Solar System and the Sun, Order of the Planets, Our Sun, Life Cycle of a Star, Size of Stars, Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, The Inner Planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Craters, Tides, Phases of the Moon, Mars and Moons, Rocketry, Asteroid Belt, NEO's, The Torino Scale, The Outer Planets and Gas Giants, Jupiter / Moons, Saturn / Moons, Uranus / Moons, Neptune / Moons, Pluto's Demotion, The Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud, Comets / Other, Beyond the Solar System, Types of Galaxies,Blackholes, Extrasolar Planets, The Big Bang, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, The Special Theory of Relativity, Hubble Space Telescope, Constellations, Age of the Earth, Time, Earth events in a 12 hour day, Principle of Superposition, Geologic Timescale, Extinction Events, Dinosaurs, and much more. Difficulty Rating 7/10
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