Survive an Asteroid Impact
For the last few billion years an asteroid has been journeying through the cold expanses of space, on course to hit planet Earth! As it collides with the Earth, it lights up the skies and smashes the ground. Luckily for you, scientists saw it coming and you were evacuated to an underground bunker. Your challenge now is to survive the devastating aftermath.
This programme investigates the science involved in surviving an asteroid impact – from how you would grow crops in the long winter that follows the impact, to how you could protect yourself from burning acid rain.
The activities are introduced with a quick objective and a preparation guide. Individuals or groups can then work through the challenges to achieve the results. The main subject topics are science, mathematics, design and technology and computing.
Background information, extension ideas and top tips are provided, together with student guides and instructions. This resource has been created by STEM Learning to support the STEM Clubs Programme and has been developed in partnership with STEM Club leaders.
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|Subject(s)||Design and technology, Engineering, Science|
|Published||2010 to date|
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