Could it happen?

Web Quest Lesson:
Created by Chris Carter
Saddleback Unified School District, Orange County, CA  USA

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In this lesson we will explore the recent information about the crater called Chicxulub.
Scientists have found evidence woldwide tha an E.L.E ended the existence of many life
forms and changed the direction of life on Earth as we know it. In this Web Quest you
will search a database and analyze the most recent information available. At the completion
of this lesson you will be able to answer the question:
"What  caused the end of the dinosaur age?"

Introduction: -Visit thes sites to get a brief overview
The Planetary Society -NEO
Asteroid and Comets Impact Hazards -Nasa
The Torino Scale -NEO Hazards -Nasa

Some Resources:
Asteroid Comet Impact Hazards -Nasa
Asteroid Facts and Resources -Nasa
Asteroid and Comets - Nasa
Deep Impact - From JPL  - Encounter with a comet

Near Earth Object Program -NEO from J.P.L.

What are the chances that an asteroid or comet hitting the earth caused the extinction of the Dinosaurs?
Could a Volcano Have Been the Cause of Extinction?
Did the Comet really wipe out the dinosaurs?
Will It Happen Again?_Organizations that study NEO (Near Earth Objects)
What Are NEO's?


1.    What happened in science to suggest to people that a meteorite hit the Earth and caused the end of the dinosaur age?

2.    What do your classmates think could have ended the dinosaur age?

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Created in August 1998
January 7, 2002