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Meteor VS Dinosaurs STEM Activity

August 2, 2021

by stephanie hobby

Sixty-six million years ago, a giant meteor slammed into Earth, putting an end to the age of the dinosaurs. When the meteor hit, it sent a huge plume of organic matter into the air, which eventually settled and covered the planet. Today, you can see that layer of matter at Makoshika State Park, but before you go, you can try this demonstration with your family. Pour a layer of flour into a baking pan, add some cocoa, cinnamon, or other contrasting powder to the top, and crash a rock into the surface. See how far you can get the powder to go! 

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