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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: The activities in this lesson focus on observation and examination skills. A Meteorite Sample Disk (or photos) will be at the center of four laboratory stations. Students will use several degrees of magnification to research meteorites in the Meteorite Sample Disk and other materials. Discussing the sequence will help them understand how scientists approach meteorite research and classification.
Source: Exploring Meteorite Mysteries Homepage (NASA ARES)