Earth & Space Science
You get to learn about the many celestial objects found in our solar system, including planets, moons, meteors, and asteroids.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
What are meteoroids?
~ Meteoroids are rocky particles that move through space between the planets in the solar system.
How are meteoroids believed to have been formed?
~ Scientists believe that the rocky structures we refer to as meteoroids likely split off of comets or asteroids.
What is the normal size range of meteoroids?
~ Normally, meteors can range in size from 1 millimeter to 10 kilometers.
What is a meteor and what happens when one strikes the surface of the Earth?
~ A meteor is a meteoroid that enters the Earth's atmosphere. When a meteor does not completely burn up in the atmosphere and strikes the surface of the Earth, the great force of the impact results in the formation of a crater.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should have a general understanding of falling stars, Meteor Crater, and meteoroids.|
|Course||Earth & Space Science|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||falling stars, Meteor Crater, meteoroids|