Chemical Signatures of Asteroid Impacts

This is part of: The Day the Mesozoic Died
Chemical Signatures of Asteroid Impacts

Summary

A lesson in which students analyze the chemical data that led researchers to conclude that the K-T boundary layer contained an extraordinary concentration of iridium. 

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Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS (2013) PS - 1
  • NGSS (2013) ESS - 4
  • Common Core (2010) - 5
NGSS (2013) PS
HS-PS1.A
NGSS (2013) ESS
HS-ESS1.B, HS-ESS1.C, HS-ESS2-2, HS-ESS2.A
Common Core (2010)
CCSS.Mathematics.MP.4, CCSS.Mathematics.MP.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy. RST.9-10.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy. RST.11-12.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-12.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.9-12.2