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Find a Meteorite: Experiment

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How do scientists identify meteorites? We will use the properties of meteorites to help distinguish meteorites from “meteor-wrongs” — samples from the Earth that may have some properties like meteorites. We will use several tests and compile the results into a table.

Pick a sample to test!

Experiment A
Sample A
This sample measures about 8 inches or 20 cm across

 
Experiment B
Sample B
This sample measures about 30 inches or 75 cm acoss
 
Experiment C
Sample C
This sample measures about 3 inches or 7 cm across