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    Meteors

    Meteors

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Describes the properties of meteors.
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    Meteors

    Meteors

    by CK-12 //basic
    Describes the properties of meteors.
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    15.18 Meteors

    15.18 Meteors

    by Maggie Mabery //basic
    Describes the properties of meteors.
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    Will a Meteor Shower Get You Clean?

    Will a Meteor Shower Get You Clean?

    by Mark Holt //basic
    Describes the properties of meteors.
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    Meteors

    Meteors

    by jaya kumar //at grade
    Describes the properties of meteors.
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    Meteors

    Meteors

    by Joe Caffrey //at grade
    Describes the properties of meteors.
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  • Video
    Stunning View of Lyrids and Earth at Night

    Stunning View of Lyrids and Earth at Night

    by CK-12 //basic
    On April 21, the 2012 Lyrid meteor shower peaked in the skies over Earth. While NASA allsky cameras were looking up, astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station trained his video camera on Earth below. Video footage has revealed breathtaking images of meteors ablating -- or burning up -- over Earth at night. This video is a composite of 310 still frames from that evening.
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    What are Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites?

    What are Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites?

    by CK-12 //basic
    Explains the differences between meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites.
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  • Lesson Plan
    Regolith Formation Lesson Plan

    Regolith Formation Lesson Plan

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Students determine the effects of erosion on regolith formation and deposition on Earth as well as regolith formation on the Moon by meteoritic activity.
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    Meteors Practice
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    Meteors Practice

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  • Critical Thinking
    Meteors Discussion Questions

    Meteors Discussion Questions

    by CK-12 //at grade
    A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Meteors.
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  • Real World Application
    What Formed This Crater?

    What Formed This Crater?

    by CK-12 //basic
    Evidence that Barringer Crater was formed by a meteorite impact includes high pressure minerals, overturned sedimentary rock layers, rock debris and fragments of the meteorite.
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  • Real World Application
    Mesosphere Magic

    Mesosphere Magic

    by CK-12 //basic
    The mesosphere is where two seemingly magical phenomena take place: meteors and the aurora.
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  • Real World Application
    Close Call in Russia

    Close Call in Russia

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Find out about the Chelyabinsk Meteor, which in February 2013 exploded in the atmosphere above Russia, creating a fireball and a great deal of damage.
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    Mesosphere Magic

    Mesosphere Magic

    by David Carmichael //basic
    The mesosphere is where two seemingly magical phenomena take place: meteors and the aurora.
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  • Real World Application
    Ice Cube Insights

    Ice Cube Insights

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Students will learn how scientists are collecting data about the universe from their Ice Cube telescope stationed a mile deep in the Antarctic ice.
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  • Handout
    Regolith Formation Handout

    Regolith Formation Handout

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Student Handout for Lab activity in Regolith Formation Lesson Plan.
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  • Mind Map
    Meteors Mind Map

    Meteors Mind Map

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Illustrated mind map for Meteors.
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  • Study Guide
    Other Celestial Bodies Study Guide

    Other Celestial Bodies Study Guide

    by CK-12 //at grade
    This study guide summarizes the key points of Exoplanets, Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, and Dwarf Planets.
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