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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: This lesson allows students to create impact craters in plaster of Paris or layered dry materials. They perform controlled experiments by varying the velocity or mass of an object and observing and measuring the effects.
Source: Exploring Meteorite Mysteries Homepage (NASA ARES)