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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: This lesson is designed to enhance students' awareness of scientific career possibilities and requirements. A series of
slides will provide students with background information about expeditions to Antarctica to recover meteorites.
Source: Exploring Meteorite Mysteries Homepage (NASA ARES)