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Space Rocks!: A Meteorite Game

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Space Rocks!: A Meteorite Game

In this board game, learners explore the origins of meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites as well as the their characteristics and importance. They also discover some misconceptions about meteors. This activity works well for groups of 4 or 5 learners.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • A copy of the game board
  • One die
  • One copy of the answers (to be seen only by the “Cosmic Questioner” of the group)
  • Small black pebbles, rocks, or beans (one per learner)


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
      • Light and Optics
    • Earth Structure
      • Rocks and Minerals
      • Atmosphere
      • Earth, Moon and Sun
    • Earth, Moon and Sun
    • Solar System
      • The Sun
      • The Moon
      • The Planets
      • Asteroids and Comets

Informal Categories

  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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