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Grade Level: 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: This lesson is about the connection between meteorites and asteroids. The activities in this lesson focus on ways to look at asteroids because some scientists think that some meteorites are fragments of asteroids. The lesson centers on remote sensing techniques using light.
Source: Exploring Meteorite Mysteries Homepage (NASA ARES)