MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR FIELD TRIP TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO'S METEORITE MUSEUM AND GEOLOGY MUSEUM

Northrop Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

The Meteorite Museum and Geology Museums at the University of New Mexico offer unique opportunities for students to see meteorites, minerals, rocks, and fossils, and information about their origin. If the teacher requests well ahead of time, students may also get to meet one of the scientists — and learn more about this exciting field.

For students to get the most out of their field trip experience, we offer pre-, during-, and post-fieldtrip activities based on the New Mexico Science Standards. We have found that students who are well prepared for their field trip show more interest in our museums and ask more meaningful questions.

We hope that you enjoy your museum visit and find this resource helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail us at iom@unm.edu.

The Geology Museums are visited by thousands of people each year, including public school classes. Teachers, please call  the UNM Department of Earth and Planetary Science, 505-277-4204 to schedule class visits.

Hours for the Meteorite Museum for the fall (to December 9, 2016) are Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 12 pm to 4 pm, Tuesday and Thursday - 11 am to 2 pm.

Closed:
Labor Day, September 5
Fall Break, October 13-14
Thanksgiving, November 24-25

The Geology Museum is open 8:30 – 12:00 noon and 1:00 – 4:30 p.m, Monday to Friday.

Both Museums are closed on Saturday, Sunday and UNM Holidays.
Please call if you are unsure of UNM’s holiday hours.

Click here for directions

For further information about the Geology Museum, go to the Geology Museum homepage

Background Information on Meteorites
Pre- Field Trip Worksheet (Elementary)
Pre- Field Trip Worksheet (Middle School)
Pre- Field Trip Worksheet (High School)


Achondrite or a chondrite: An EPO activity centered around exhibits in the meteorite museum
Scavenger Hunt for Elementary School Students
Scavenger Hunt for Middle School and High School Students
Questions to Answer on the Field Trip (MS and HS)
Draw a Picture (Elementary School) 
Comparing Meteorites and Terrestrial Rocks  (Middle and High School)


Post-Field Trip Trivia Game
Meteorite Museum Questionnaire (for teachers)

More classroom activities can be downloaded on our Education page

These websites provide more more information for students:
http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/Meteorite/index.asp
http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/Meteorite/explore_meteorites.asp
http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/Meteorite/explore_asteroids.asp
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/timeline/
http://www.usgs.gov/
http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/outreach/Learning.htm

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