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Meteorite Compositions: A matter of density
Grade Level: 6-8
Lesson Time: Less Than 30 Minutes
Body: Earth, Meteors & Meteorites
Mission: Dawn (Dwarf Planets)

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Short Description: Most people have heard about meteorites, and have seen meteors streaking across the night sky. These 'rocks' travel through space at thousands of kilometers per hour and can strike any other object in their way.

Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.

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Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe

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Practices:

  • 5-Using mathematics and computational thinking

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Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 3-Scale, proportion and quantity

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Credit: SpaceMath@NASA


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