Tour Through the Solar System

Lesson 5: Asteroids and Meteorties

Meteorites fall from the heavens, but what can they tell us about our planet and our Solar System? Where should you look to find a meteorite and how will you know if you've found one? In this lesson students will learn how to identify meteorites from meteor-wrongs (i.e. Earth rocks). Through lecture and a hands lesson students will also be able to identify different meteorite types (e.g., stony, iron and stony-iron) and information that scientist can infer on the basis of each type.

All files for this lesson are contained in a compressed file. Click or select "save link as" on the link below and a compressed file called will download to you computer. Your computer may uncompress the file automatically or it may require you to open it, which will serve to uncompress the file. When using WinZip be sure to select all files then select "extract" to uncompress the files. After the file is uncompressed you will have a directory called Lesson_05 and within that directory two subdirectories called teacher_files and student_files.

Lesson 5 files