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Asteroid Hunters
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Grade Level PreK, Grades K-12
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment
Next Generation Science Standards

About This Lesson

Venture into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world with this companion teaching kit to the IMAX original film Asteroid Hunters (in select IMAX Theaters October 1). Witness as asteroid scientists reveal the cutting-edge technology and techniques they use to protect our planet from the world’s most preventable natural disaster.

There are separate guide and activities for grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Visit PROGRAM SITE for additional resources including curriculum alignment and a downloadable poster.

Made possible by: IMAX

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Wonder Certified Kind.pdf

Activity
October 8, 2020
16.42 MB
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Standards

Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
Make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object.
Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide.
Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s 4.6-billion-year-old history.
Develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth's systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.
Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
Construct and interpret graphical displays of data to describe the relationships of kinetic energy to the mass of an object and to the speed of an object.
Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.
Apply scientific reasoning and evidence from ancient Earth materials, meteorites, and other planetary surfaces to construct an account of Earth’s formation and early history.
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth's surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.
Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.
Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.

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