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