Finding the Crater

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Complete Nickel/Iron Meteorite

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)


This hands-on activity requires students to "visit" different K-T boundary sites, evaluate the evidence at each site, find these sites on a map, and predict where the crater is located. It tests a diverse set of skills, including mapping, mathematical scaling, and interpretation of mixed visual, graphic, and textural evidence.

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