Every day the Earth is peppered with rocks from space - meteorites. These small bits of solar system
rock and metal, believed to be fragments of the asteroids, mostly burn up in the atmosphere. At
night we see them as the swift meteors, or "shooting stars." Bigger pieces of the same material can
plunge all the way through the atmosphere and land on the ground, where they are then officially
This study set presents samples of both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial rocks to teach the subjects of
space science and Earth science combined in a way that only meteorites can.
The set includes actual meteorites, one iron and one stony, a specimen of impactite, and three
minerals which help teach about the composition of meteorites. A detailed information sheet is
included with the set.