Exploring Meteorite Mysteries: Lesson 10 Building Blocks of Planets
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 Exploring Meteorite Mysteries: Lesson 10 Building Blocks of Planets Download This Lesson (PDF, 196 KB) Topic: Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12 Body: Meteors & Meteorites Mission: 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. Full List of Science and Mathematics Standards (PDF, 30 KB) Short Description: In Activity A students will observe and describe chondrite meteorites. In Activity B they will experiment with balloons and static electricity to illustrate the theories about how dust particles collected into larger clusters. In Activity C students will manipulate magnetic marbles and steel balls to dramatically illustrate the accretion of chondritic material into larger bodies like planets and asteroids.