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Congratulations on completing the Find A Meteorite Online Experiment!

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Now, you should be ready for a hands-on experience! Use the instructor guide and student activity to extend your experience.

The Dawn mission will sample material from asteroids 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres to learn about the early in the history of the solar system.


Do these tests prove that meteorites came from asteroids?

What evidence do we have that meteorites may have come from asteroids?

What are some other methods to determine whether meteorites came from asteroids?


Teachers and scientists designed Exploring Meteorite Mysteries to engage students in inquiry science and to extend science with interdisciplinary connections. This resource contains excellent hands-on activities and background material on meteorites that makes use of a collection of meteorite material embedded in a plastic disk is available for loan.


Take a virtual tour of the University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics (IOM) Meteorite Museum. This outstanding site, designed by Stanegate Studios and Karl Jay Designs, has dozens of activities, how-to's, and virtual exhibits. Classroom activities for primary- and secondary-school science teachers can be found here.