Meteorites From Spaaaaaace!

Eighty thousand tons of material enters Earth's atmosphere every year. The video, part of a playlist from Brain Scoop on Fossils and Geology, focuses on meteorites. It defines the three types and explains which are most and least common. It presents how they get knocked into Earth and what we learn from studying them.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Map the location of meteorites found in your area
  • Discuss the difference between a meteor, meteorite, and meteoroid
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the layers of the earth and atmosphere
Pros

  • Includes subtitles in seven languages for easier note taking
  • Presenter's enthusiasm is contagious
Cons

  • None