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Shaping the Planets - Credits


TERC logoTERC reviewed and revised the Explore! activities presented under Topics. TERC is a not-for-profit education research and development organization. Their mission is to improve mathematics and science teaching and learning and develop applications of technology. TERC has emphasized an innovative, inquiry-based approach to learning by students from every background, searching for ways to include more students in meaningful learning experiences in science and mathematics in formal and informal educational settings.


 Wildcatter Productions of Houston, Texas, produced several Explore! videos and PowerPoint presentations. Wildcatters has been creating award-winning children's educational videos since 1990.

Telly AwardCongratulations Wildcatter Productions!
“Shaping the Planets” — an Explore! video that investigates asteroid impacts, volcanos, and other processes that shape our planets — won a 2004 Telly Award for Wildcatter Productions!

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LPI logoCopyright 2005, Lunar and Planetary Institute
LPI Contribution Number 986
The Lunar and Planetary Institute is operated by the Universities Space Research Association under Cooperative Agreement Number NCC5-679 issued through the Solar System Exploration Division of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Last updated
May 28, 2009