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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: The team activities in this lesson explore the important materials carbonaceous chondrites brought to Earth. A jumbled letter activity leads students to look at the amino acids found in carbonaceous chondrites as the building blocks of life. Students also experiment with growing yeast in mediums that represent carbonaceous chondrite material.
Source: Exploring Meteorite Mysteries Homepage (NASA ARES)