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Collecting Micrometeorites

Collecting Micrometeorites | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wanted to collect pieces of space? Now you can! With this project, you'll be able to collect micrometeorites from indoor and outdoor sources.


The hypothesis is that micrometeorites can be collected from indoor and outdoor sources.

Method & Materials

You will need a large piece of white paper or plastic, and a magnifying glass or microscope. You will collect the micrometeorites by leaving the plastic sheet outdoors on a sunny day, collecting the sheet, rolling the sides up, and gently tapping all material into the center of the sheet.
You will need a large piece of white paper or plastic, a magnifying glass or microscope, a brush, and a magnet.


After collecting the micrometeorites, you can inspect them under a magnifying glass or microscope. You may find dark spherical particles with a pitted surface.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting and unique because it allows you to collect pieces of space from the comfort of your own home.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include collecting dust from leaves from plants kept indoors or outside, or from window sills. You could also try using different magnifying tools to inspect the particles.

Full project details

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Related videos

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