Meteors are the streaks we see in the sky, commonly called shooting or falling stars ; also can be fireballs and/or bolides . Most meteor showers are comet “dust” left behind as a comet orbits the sun that Earth runs into this trail of dust as we orbit the sun.
Meteorites are materials that makes it to the surface of a planet, satellite, etc.
“I would more easily believe that (a) Yankee professor would lie than that stones would fall from heaven.”
—Thomas Jefferson (1808)