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Grade 2 / Topic: Magnetism


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This program consists of the “Magnetism” movie w/ holding a famous meteorite sample and watching a model of Meteor Crater)

HOLD METEORITE SAMPLE FROM METEOR CRATER

The students will enjoy holding a 440gm sample of meteorite from Canyon Diablo meteorites that arrived 49,000 years ago into North Central Arizona, forming Meteor Crater. Meteorites are 4.6 billion years old; so, when you touch a meteorite (any meteorite) you touch the oldest object you will ever touch.

The sample is made of nickel-iron that classified as Coarse Octahedrite Iron Meteorites. The sample shows thin sharp edges and twisted metal are typical features of the meteorites from Meteor Crater. Students will test the meteorite by using a magnet and they will test how heavy is the sample.