The Traveling Martian Materials Mars exhibit relies on teachers like you so your students can experience Mars personally. All our meteorites come with professional certification. They also come with a Martian Materials employee to help address any questions you may have.
How we obtained Mars rocks?
We purchase the Meteorites from verified vendors. These vendors have to submit proof of Providence. That Providence allows us to verify that the material is where it claims it is from.
How did something get off the surface of Mars and land on Earth?
Meteorites hit Mars, ejected material to space and eventually it landed on Earth. In concept it’s simple until you try to imagine the size of the blast on Mars. These impacts were huge.
The goal of this project is to get students interested in Mars. Holding Mars rocks we believe is the most powerful way that can happen. It is very hard to describe in words what it feels like to hold part of another planet.
Kindergarten to Multi-PHD degree carrying professional Astronomers and Geologists. They are Rocks from the Red Planet and Earth’s Moon as well as other parts of the Solar System. It inspires all ages and the Material speaks for itself.
Through sponsorships it can be free for school districts.
We normally would like to setup in a library or a dedicated classroom for 1/2 or a full day, and the classes can come throughout the day and look.
We have the Chelyabinsk meteorite that crashed in Russia in 2013 , with all the video accompanying it’s entry and explosion over Chelyabinsk. We like to stream these videos because they show how Meteorites can be dangerous if not detected.