The Asteroid Day team was excited to learn one of the very best educational asteroid films ever produced about asteroids is now freely available to the public, teachers, and classrooms around the world including subtitles for many languages. Our teams think this should be the #1 teaching tool for the public and students around the world. We are grateful to the California Academy of Science for putting this spectacular resource online.
From the California Academy of Science website:
“Asteroids, Comets, and the Hard-Hitting Stories of Our Cosmic Origins
Scientists aren’t waiting for asteroids and comets to come to us to learn more about them—get an up-close look at spacecraft sent to rocky asteroids and icy comets to collect invaluable data. You’ll follow the trek of the Chelyabinsk meteor as it entered the Earth’s atmosphere in 2013 and visualize major shifts in the history of the Solar System billions of years in the making—and all in under an hour.”
Main Themes of the Film
- Impact sites on Earth inform us of the role that asteroids, comets, and meteorites played in the formation of our planet.
- By studying these objects, we are refining our understanding of how our solar system came to be.
- Scientists are finding new ways to track potential cosmic threats before they reach us, preventing future impacts on our planet.
You can watch and learn more about it here: https://www.calacademy.org/educators/incoming