Asteroid Plot Lab - NEA Graphing Activity
Near Earth Asteroids (NEA) are a real threat!
This astronomy/graphing activity is an exercise in plotting coordinates on a quadrant system as well as interpreting data.
Students plot the coordinates of NEAs then connect with colored pencil to reveal the locations and "close calls" with the Earth.
Once complete, students then interpret the results of the plots and relate to Asteroids and Astronomy.
Fun end of unit activity relating to asteroids and meteors.
Great Math/Graphing integration with Earth Science and Astronomy.