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Educational and informative, these cards are great for classroom use, homeschooling or just a fun, inexpensive gift for anyone interested in Meteorites and Tektites.
The set includes three cards, each 5? x 3? with a specimen and detailed information on the type of meteorite or tektite and information about the specific specimen.
Includes an Indochinite Tektite from Thailand, Moldavite Tektite from Czech Republic, and a Meteorite from Texas.
Tektites are natural glass that exhibit pockmarks and other surface features indicating high velocity flight through the atmosphere. Scientists don't know exactly how Tektites are formed, but many theories exist. The most accepted theory is that when a large body - like a meteor - impacts the earth, melted soil or sand is thrown high into the atmosphere, and then solidifies as it falls back to earth.
The Moldavite tektite is the rarest form of tektites and is only found in the Czech Republic. It is also the gem-quality tektite and its beautiful emerald-green color is sought after as a cut stone for jewelry.
Meteorites are the only rocks that come from outer space. We see them as shooting stars when they enter the atmosphere. The friction of their swiftly moving mass against the atmosphere causes them to burn, and it is very rare to find meteorites that have survived the fiery passage to land on Earth's surface.