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Meteorite Teachers Guide

Meteorite Teachers Guide

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Published by: Aviation/Space History Library on Sep 10, 2012
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Exploring Meteorite Mysteries
 A Teachers Guide with Activities forEarth and Space Sciences
Educational Product
Teachers Grades 5-12
National Aeronautics andSpace Administration
Exploring Meteorite Mysteries
 A Teachers Guide with Activities forEarth and Space Sciences
National Aeronautics andSpace Administration
Office of Space Science
Solar System Exploration Division
Office of Human Resourcesand Education
Education DivisionAugust 1997
This publication is in the Public Domain and is not copyrighted.Permission is not required for duplication.
iNASA EG-1997-08-104-HQ
This teacher’s guide was developed in a partnership betweenscientists in the Planetary Materials Office, at NASA’s Johnson SpaceCenter in Houston, Texas, and teachers from local school districts.
On the Cover—
Several aspects of a meteoritefall are depicted on the cover.The background is a paintingcreated by an eyewitness of the Sikhote-Alin fireball. Atthe top is the asteroid Ida, apossible source of meteorites.At the bottom is MeteorCrater in Arizona—the firstidentified meteorite impactcrater.
*Now at the Lunar & Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas. **Now at Antarctic Support Services, Denver, Colorado.
NASA and Contractor Staff 
Marilyn Lindstrom
Project Coordinator and Meteorite Curator 
NASA Johnson Space CenterHouston, Texas
Jaclyn Allen
Scientist and Science Education Specialist 
Lockheed Martin Engineering & Sciences Co.Houston, Texas
Allan Treiman* and Carl Allen
Planetary Scientists
Lockheed Martin Engineering & Sciences Co.Houston, Texas
Anita Dodson
Graphic Designer 
Lockheed Martin Engineering & Sciences Co.Houston, Texas
JoAnne Burch
Pearland ISD,ElementaryPearland, Texas
Karen Crowell
Pasadena ISD,ElementaryPasadena, Texas
Roy Luksch
Alvin ISD,High SchoolAlvin, Texas
Karen Stocco
Pasadena ISD,High SchoolPasadena, Texas
Bobbie Swaby
Pasadena ISD,Middle SchoolPasadena, Texas
Kay Tobola
Alvin ISD,Middle SchoolAlvin, Texas
We would also like to thank the following for reviews and meteorite samples:
- Don Bogard, Mark Cintala, Everett Gibson, Kathleen McBride, Dave Mittlefehldt, Larry Nyquist, CeciliaSatterwhite, Carol Schwarz, Roberta Score,** Faith Vilas, and Mike Zolensky.
- Richard Adams, Jim Fitzgerald, Larry Gilbert, Les Gold, Tibisay Marin, Debbie Shearer, Greg Vogt,and Ralph Winrich.
- Gregg Baumgartner, Stephanie McNeel, and Susan Ross (Alvin ISD); Jean Groover and John Ristvey(Clear Creek ISD); Cathy Corley and Jeanie Thuneman (Friendswood ISD) and John Beasley (Stafford MSD).
- U.S. Antarctic Program (NSF), NNMH Smithsonian Institution, NASA, and the Field Museum of Natural History.
National Aeronautics andSpace AdministrationLyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Earth Science and Solar SystemExploration Divison

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