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.
Students determine the effects of erosion on regolith formation and deposition on Earth as well as regolith formation on the Moon by meteoritic activity.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Meteors.
To activate prior knowledge, make personal connections, reflect on key concepts, encourage critical thinking, and assess student knowledge on the topic prior to reading using a Quickwrite.
To show how details are organized into categories that in turn are related to main ideas using a Spider Map.
Connect your daily life experiences with specific points in a reading using a Double Entry Diary.
Students will learn how scientists are collecting data about the universe from their Ice Cube telescope stationed a mile deep in the Antarctic ice.
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.
The mesosphere is where two seemingly magical phenomena take place: meteors and the aurora.
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.
Student Handout for Lab activity in Regolith Formation Lesson Plan.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Exoplanets, Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, and Dwarf Planets. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.
Explore asteroids, comets, and meteors and their relationship to earth. Make sure you check out the size matters tab on the bottom!
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Meteors.