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Exploring Meteorite Mysteries: Lesson 10-Building Blocks of Planets
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Exploring Meteorite Mysteries: Lesson 10-Building Blocks of Planets

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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.

Topic: Formation of the Solar System

Grade Level: 5-8

Body: Our Solar System, Asteroids, Meteors & Meteorites

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Source: Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate


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