EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

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CREATING A COMET


Download this pdf for guidelines to this activity. Developed at the Institute of Meteoritics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico. Adapted by Justin Hagerty, Horton Newsom, and Sherie Pennebaker.


EDIBLE ROCK ACTIVITY


Download this pdf for guidelines to this activity. Developed at the Institute of Meteoritics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico. Adapted by Justin Hagerty, Horton Newsom, and Sherie Pennebaker.

CREATING AN IMPACT CRATER


Download this pdf for guidelines to this activity. Also download this data table pdf to use in the activity. Developed at the Institute of Meteoritics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico. Adapted by Justin Hagerty, Horton Newsom, and Sherie Pennebaker.

MYSTERY ROCK ACTIVITY


Download this pdf for guidelines to this activity. Also download this pdf for a class handout. Finally, two scanning electron photomicrographs of pumice can be downloaded here and here. Developed at the Institute of Meteoritics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico. Adapted by Justin Hagerty, Horton Newsom, Mike Spilde, and Sherie Pennebaker.

SOLAR SYSTEM SCALE ACTIVITY


Download this pdf for guidelines to this activity. There is also a version to be used outdoors. Developed at the Institute of Meteoritics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico. Adapted by Justin Hagerty, Horton Newsom, Joan Newsom, and Sherie Pennebaker.

Planning a Field Trip to the Meteorite Museum and Geology Museum

NASA’s VIRTUAL MICROSCOPE

Would you like to use an electron microscope yourself? NASA’s Virtual Microscope is a web-based facility that allows you to examine a sample as if you are actually using a microscope. It includes light and electron microscope images of geological, biological and engineering samples, including several meteorite samples. You can move around the sample, zoom in to high magnification, and even do chemical analyses on some samples. For an introduction to a meteorite sample with light and SEM images, plus chemical analysis options, download this pdf file (Warning: this is a large file, about 6 MB).

DISCOVER EDUCATION ACTIVITIES FROM NASA


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