|Web Resources (updated
Armageddon: Fact or Fiction?
Armageddon - the Movie
New Films: Deep
Impact and Armageddon (1998) by Dr. David Morrison
Meteorite Mysteries A full curricular unit developed by NASA
education specialists (222 pages)
Meteorite Mysteries - download individual lessons
to the NEAR project (frames) (No
frames) - lots of good ideas for lessons and extensions
From the Web
Science: Barrage of Meteors May Have Doomed the Dinosaurs By Kenneth Chang (March
are arguing again over the idea that the combination of cataclysms that doomed
the dinosaurs may not have been a coincidence.
Study: Carbon-rich meteorite
may give new clues to origin of life (2000) A bus-sized meteorite
that blazed to Earth in a spectacular fireball in January could have delivered
the most pristine primordial matter ever recovered from space and carry
important new clues about the origin of life.
Cool videos of asteroids
"Music" You can listen to audio
signals from "forward scatter meteor radar" systems that allow you to "hear"
meteors entering the earth's atmosphere. Really cool!
Balls of Fire! from the Discovery Channel. A great site!
Books and Articles
Though the Web has a "million" references to asteroids,
meteorites, etc. I find that books in the children's section of the library
are still a very terrific way to learn about asteroids. Here are some
useful books that I found in the 500 section of my local library.
The Day the Dinosaurs Died. Weatherwise, July/August 1998
Smith, Dean. The Meteor Crater Story.
Meteor Crater Enterprises (1996)
Fichter, George. Comets & Meteors
Lauber, Patricia. Meteors and Meteorites
- Voyagers from Space (1989)
Vogt, Gregory. The Search for the Killer
Franklyn. Comets, Meteoroids, and Asteroids:
Mavericks of the Solar System.
Barron's Educational Series. Let's Investigate Magical,
Mysterious Meteroites. (1992)