Meteorite investigators

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In this lesson, students will investigate some of the meteorites and associated rocks in the loan box. They will test them for magnetism, do a visual analysis and measure their mass to calculate the densities of their items. This activity is particularly geared towards getting students to estimate the volume of the rocks in order to obtain a value for density as close to the real values as possible. They will then use the meteorite identification cards to help them identify which object is which.

Curriculum links:

  • Making measurements and examining objects.
  • Calculating density.
  • Estimating the volume of an object

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