Powerpoint for use with Meteorites Loan Box

This activity focuses around the meteorites within the Down2Earth loan box. It includes photographs of the meteorites, background information about them and is designed for classroom use.

Back Down2Earth Booklet

Back Down 2 Earth (BD2E) is an expansion of the existing Down 2 Earth (D2E) education project which teaches school students aged 11-19 about the geological side to astronomy. In this 46-page booklet you will learn about the wonders of comets and asteroids and the possible destruction that these bodies can cause on planets such as our own.

View this as a web-page (some material omitted).

Deep Impact Collision Energy

The aim of this activity is to calculate the kinetic energy of an impact and to learn how the kinetic energy changes when the weight of an impactor is altered.

Lava Lab!

Investigate the factors that influence the viscosity(runniness) of treacle. How does this relate to the different shapes of volcanoes that can be found on the Earth and on Mars?

Making Regolith

Students will determine the effects of wind, sandblasting and water on regolith formation and deposition on Earth. After discussing whether or not they think that lunar regolith is formed in the same way, the students will simulate regolith formation on the Moon by meteoritic bombardment.

Background on Meteorites

This document provides a concise background to meteorites including what they are and where they come from.