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Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Meteors & Meteorites
Science Education Standards: Earth and Space Science
- Earth in the Solar System: The earth is the third planet from the sun in a system that includes the moon, the sun, seven other planets and their moons, and smaller objects, such as asteroids and comets. The sun, an average star, is the central and largest body in the solar system.
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Short Description: Students will listen to the story of an actual meteorite fall and brainstorm on what they want to know and how they would react. The questions students generate will relate directly to the units contained in Exploring Meteorite Mysteries and will help teachers focus students' attention on meteorite investigations. After making a list of what they want to know, they will view a slide show introduction to meteorites.
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Exploring Meteorite Mysteries Slide Set (Power Point, 66.72 MB)
Source: Exploring Meteorite Mysteries Homepage (NASA ARES)