Every year the Earth moves through a cluster of space that contains dust and dirt from the tail of a comet. When this space dirt hits our atmosphere it burns up and leaves a streak of light in the sky. This is a meteor.
Here are a few more websites your Science Buddy can help you look at to find out more about meteors.
NASA Solar System Exploration - Meteors and Meteorites
European Space Agency - Meteors and Comets
Watch the video below to learn more about the Perseid Meteor Shower and how to watch it. You can also watch it online. Learn how at NASA Chats.
In your Mission Report, tell what happens with different sized meteors. Does size make a difference? Which goes deeer? Which makes the biggest hole? Make sure to tell me in your Mission Report! Remember, you can tell me what you learned by leaving me a comment here too. You can earn BrainPower Points!