The 50 State Unofficial Meteorites: A Guidebook for Aspiring Meteoriticists (Hardcover)

The 50 State Unofficial Meteorites: A Guidebook for Aspiring Meteoriticists By Yinan Wang Cover Image
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Delve into this unique look at meteorites that have been found in almost each of the 50 US states and discover how these treasured rocks from space fell down to Earth.

With each state entry, award-winning author and mineral and fossil expert Yinan Wang presents details about several meteorites that are worthy of becoming official state meteorites. Since no state has an official state meteorite, this kids' guidebook explores each state's "unofficial" meteorite, along with its interesting backstory of why it was selected. Meteorites have not been found in all states so helpful suggestions are given on where they might be found for those states with no documented falls.

From the Lafayette Mars meteorite found in a drawer in Purdue University to the 26-pound space rock that smashed into the trunk of a car in Peekskill, New York, immerse young science students in an encyclopedic yet easy read that is great for aspiring meteoriticists.

- More than 150 illustrations and photographs showcase these marvels from outer space
- Suggestions and guidance are provided so that the reader can lead the way in getting one designated
- Museums and parks with meteorites are listed in the appendix
- Perfect for STEM curriculums and for getting students hands-on work in civics
- Well researched and supplemented with real-life examples

Special Author Promotion:
The first kid or class who gets a meteorite successfully designated for their state will receive a real meteorite from the author as a reward.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780764365089
ISBN-10: 0764365088
Publisher: Schiffer Kids
Publication Date: December 6th, 2022
Pages: 80
Language: English