Meteors start as small pieces of dust, ice and rock that are called meteoroids . Meteoroids are found in a tail of a comet.
As the comet passes by the sun, the sun begins to melt the comet. Pieces of rock shatter and left floating in space.
As Earth's travels around the sun , meteoriods go into the path of Earth. Some meteoriods are pulled closer to Earth because of the Earth's gravity. As meteoriods enter through Earth's atmosphere they are called "meteors'. When meteoriods start to fall through the Earth's atmosphere they start to become burning hot. Soon they will get so hot they start to glow and burn.
Sometimes meteors are mistaken for shooting stars .