Dinosaur Asteroid Hit the ‘Worst Possible Place’

GEOGRAPHY Had the asteroid struck a different location, the outcome might have been very different. (BBC) Zoom in on the Chicxulub impact crater, ground zero for the demise of the dinosaurs. Discussion Ideas How did an asteroid, comet, or other space rock lead to the demise of the dinosaurs? The impactor didn’t directly cause any extinctions. Instead, it induced a “global winter” (sometimes called an … Continue reading Dinosaur Asteroid Hit the ‘Worst Possible Place’

10 Things We Learned This Week!

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org. This week, we learned … … there is a Museum of Endangered Sounds that preserves all those obsolete ’90s tech noises. How many sounds in the museum can you identify? What are some everyday sounds you think might be obsolete in 20 years? Resource: Sound out your city!     … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!

Sort Out Your Space Rocks

SCIENCE Geography is destiny for space rocks. A single space rock can go from asteroid or comet to meteoroid to meteor to meteorite, depending on where it is in the solar system at the time. (Royal Observatory Greenwich) Sort out your space rocks here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas ASTEROIDS What are asteroids? Asteroids … Continue reading Sort Out Your Space Rocks