Events at the K-T Boundary Layer in New Zealand: A Case Study

Iridium, spore, and pollen concentrations vs. depth.Iridium, spore, and pollen concentrations vs. depth.

In this class activity, students will investigate data on the fossil record at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary. They will apply their understanding of geology, meteorology, and related disciplines in order to determine whether or not the fossil record supports a meteorite strike playing a role in the extinction of the dinosaurs. This document contains student handouts; an instructor guide is provided in the accompanying documents.

Download PDFFile size
Impact Handout161.72 KB
Teachers, scholars, and students are welcome to use this document and excerpts for educational purposes only. For more information please read the site's copyright statement.

Related resources