Sort Out Your Space Rocks

SCIENCE Geography is destiny for space rocks. A single space rock can go from asteroid or comet to meteoroid to meteor to meteorite, depending on where it is in the solar system at the time. (Royal Observatory Greenwich) Sort out your space rocks here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas ASTEROIDS What are asteroids? Asteroids … Continue reading Sort Out Your Space Rocks

A Screaming Comes Across the Sky

SCIENCE Key details about a large meteor’s fiery passage over Chelyabinsk, Russia, were inadvertently captured by satellites originally tasked to study Earth’s weather, scientists say. These environmental satellites could help researchers study potentially dangerous near-Earth objects, or NEOs. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand meteors and weather satellites. (No, this video—of the Chelyabinsk meteorite being recovered from Lake Chebarkul—has no sound.) Discussion … Continue reading A Screaming Comes Across the Sky