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Tell-tale signs of a shooting star: comets, meteors and craters in the solar system

In this activity, children learn that a shooting star or meteor is a piece of rock that lights up as it travels through the Earth’s atmosphere. They also work scientifically to investigate how craters are formed when a meteor strikes a planetary surface. Finding out how the appearance of a crater depends on the meteor size and the angle at which it hits the ground.

This activity has been provided by ESA, (European Space Agency).

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