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Meteorites and Spacecraft Missions with Tim McCoy
How we study asteroids and other bodies in our solar system without sending spacecraft to all of them? Find about more at: RECORDED LIVE June 25, 2015 Meteorites, pieces from space that hurtle to Earth, turn out to be great sources of information. Take a meteorite-filled journey with Tim McCoy, geologist at the National Museum of Natural History, to outer space and back in time to the formation of our solar system. Prepare to be amazed at how meteorites contain the very building blocks of life on Earth. The Smithsonian Science How webcast features the research and personalities of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, providing your students with positive STEM role models, information about science careers and pathways, and more! The program delivers real-world science through free, live webcasts and teaching resources. Thanks for making Smithsonian Science How an award-winning program! We were recognized by EdTech Digest as the winner of the 2015 Cool Tool Award in the “E-learning Solution” category and by the American Alliance of Museums with a 2015 MUSE award for Education and Outreach. TEACHING RESOURCES STEM Subject: Asteroids and Meteorites National Middle School Science Standards Earth Science, Physical Science Key Terms: geology, meteorites, asteroids, minerals, space missions, orbit, solar system history Key Concepts: ▪ Evidence from meteorites about Earth's formation ▪ Characteristics of meteorites, meteors, asteroids ▪ Mineral origins of the universe ▪ Importance of space missions for astronomy Technology used by meteoriticists NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS (NGSS) The Meteorites and Spacecraft Missions package supports students in meeting the following middle school NGSS Performance Expectations by offering a set of resources that integrate science concepts with science practice skills. MS-ES1 Space Systems ▪ MS-ESS1-2 Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system. ▪ MS-ESS1-3 Analyze and interpert data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system. ▪ MS-ESS1-4 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 MS-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions ▪ MS-PS2-1 Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects. ▪ MS-PS2-2 Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object. ▪ MS-PS2-4 Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.
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