Objective: Students will form hypotheses and create an experiment based on the evidence provided relating to the Tunguska Explosion in 1908. The students will submit their background information, theory about what occurred in Tunguska, examples to support their theory, and outlined experiment to be peer reviewed.
Nature of Science: Tunguska Explosion of 1908
In this activity, the students will read an article about the Tunguska Explosion that occurred in Siberia, Russia in 1908. The students will develop a theory about what happened based on the evidence the article provides. The outlined experiment will be submitted for peer review by their classmates to find any potential flaws in their experiment.
**This activity is student-centered and engaging. This activity promotes higher order thinking and collaboration. **
Common Core Standards addressed in this activity:
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.1 through 10.3
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.7 through 10.9
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.2 through 12.3
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.8 through 12.9
• Teacher’s Guide
• Tunguska Explosion Article
• 11 Guided Reading Questions
• Common Core Graphic Organizer
I use this activity in conjunction with
Nature of Science: True/False ActivityNature of Science: Mystery Box Experiment
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