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Subject: Can I collect meteorite dust on a plastic sheet?

Date: Mon Nov 3 16:08:37 1997
Posted by Kathy Dahly
Grade level: 4-6
School: Inez Elementary
City: Albuquerque State/Province: NM
Country: USA
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 878594917.As

I was told that I can have my students (fifth graders) spread a
 sheet of plastic (supported by 4 short poles) in the backyard and
 leave it there for some weeks and thus collect meteor dust.  I
would then use a magnet to pick up the dust and it would be 
meteorites!  Is that true???? 

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