Meteorite Classifications & Characteristics


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Most meteorites that fall to Earth are:

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1. The types of meteorites that provide evidence for the earliest foundation of life are the:

2. These types of meteorites contain chondrules:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are three types of meteorites, Iron, Stony-Iron, and Stony, and this quiz/worksheet combination will help you measure your understanding of these celestial objects. The questions on the quiz will test you on the types of meteorites and their composition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The composition of the majority of meteorites that reach the Earth's surface
  • The type of meteorite that provides evidence for the earliest foundation of life
  • The type of meteorite that contains chondrules
  • How iron meteorites form

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on meteorites from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the different types of meteorites
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way in which iron meteorites form
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the kind of meteorites that contain chondrules

Additional Learning

To learn more about meteorites, review the accompanying lesson called, Meteorite Classifications & Characteristics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define meteorites
  • Differentiate between the three types of meteorites
  • Understand chondrites and chondrules and their formation
  • Recall the way in which iron meteorites are formed