The very first thing we will discuss is the difference between a meteor and a meteorite.
Meteor Showers: Zoom Astronomy
A meteor shower is a phenomenon in which many meteors fall through the atmosphere in a relatively short time and in approximately parallel trajectories. A very intense meteor shower is called a meteor storm.
Meteoroids and the Craters They Make
This activity investigates the formation of craters. You'll see how the size, angle, and speed of a meteorite's impact affects the properties of craters
A meteoroid is a piece of stony or metallic debris which travels in outer space. Meteoroids travel around the Sun in a variety of orbits and at various speeds.
Meteoroids: Zoom Astronomy
Meteoroids and Meteorites
The term meteor comes from the Greek meteoron, meaning phenomenon in the sky