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Meteors Find it! in Zoom Astronomy
- Print-out for Grade 3-5

Use the section on meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites to answer the following questions.

1. What is the name of small bodies (smaller than asteroids) that travel through space? _______________________


2. Are most of these bodies smaller than pebbles or bigger than boulders? _____________________


3. Where do most of these objects come from? _______________________


4. What is the name of these same small bodies as they fall through the Earth's atmosphere? _______________________


5. What are two other common names for the bodies in question number two? _______________________ and _______________________


6. What is the name of the phenomenon in which many of thse objects fall through the atmosphere in a relatively short time and in approximately parallel trajectories? ____________________________


7. Do most of these small bodies burn up before they land on Earth? ________________


8. What is the name of these same small bodies after they land on the Earth?_______________________


9. Are these objects rare or plentiful on Earth? ______________________


10. Are these objects made of rock, metals, rock and metal, or all of the above? __________________



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Level: Grade 3-5 Subject: astronomy, science, reading, writing, introduction to research on the Internet


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