NOVA

Origins: Earth is Born

Setup Photographs

The Hunt for Micrometeorites


The following photographs illustrate some of steps involved in the "The Hunt for Micrometeorites" classroom activity that accompanies NOVA's Origins: Earth Is Born program.

Filter assembly Final assembled filter



Positioning collector Taping collector to pool



Folding collector for storage Folding collector for storage



Filter assembly Positioning collector for washing down



Filter assembly Washing particulate matter from collector



Filter assembly Draining water and particulate matter into filter



Filter assembly Placing wet filter on cardboard



Filter assembly Cutting center strip from wet filter



Filter assembly Spreading thin film of diluted glue on slides



Filter assembly Placing cut-out filter strip on slides coated with glue





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