Name: April W.
Date: Friday, April 26, 2002
I am April, a 4th grade teacher at Riverlawn Elementary
School in Virginia. My class is conducting a science project entitled:
"What are the affects of a meteorite hitting a surface?" Could you please
help us with our research?
We would like to know:
What is the average damage of a meteorite hitting a surface?
What are most meteorites made of?
Would the amount of damage to an area depend on size and speed of the
I understand that most meteorites burn up before reaching the surface,
what kind of material is the most common that does not burn up?
The following may be useful.
Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines:
You may also wish to check the following NASA sites:
---Nathan A. Unterman
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