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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Rocks and Minerals ➔ Tektite

Identifier:
2019.9.74
Description:
From the Australasian Strewn Field in southeastern China. 
222.7 grams in weight
Approximately 0.77 million years old

Tektites are specimens composed of glass that form from terrestrial debris during meteorite impacts. 
 
Dimensions:
2.5" h .5 | .5" w ; .25" h
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:

Exhibits/Programs
Early Childhood Space Kit (February 5 2020)

Discovery Kit: Space Exploration (October 25 2019)
Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.        

Virtual Discovery Kit: Space Exploration (May 2020)
Space, the final frontier! Discover what we know about outer space as well as how astronauts and astronomers explore this infinite universe
Maker/Donor
Meteorite Exchange Inc
Related Place
China
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