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Space Science: Adventure is Waiting
These full-color handouts feature two activities. The first is a reading on comets, meteors, and meteoroids. Your space science learners will examine ten phrases and determine which of the three each characterizes. The second activity involves a Web Quest in which participants visit websites about black holes, gravity, and the use of robots in space exploration.
4th - 6th Science 11 Views 51 Downloads
Meteors and Meteorites
Students create Earth boxes containing some of Earth's biomes--desert, forest, tundra, ocean, and mountains. They simulate Earth's encounter with a comet trail and the resulting meteor shower. They present their Earth boxes to determine their meteors.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
The Story of the Solar System
Have your class explore space with this resource. Learners identify the different planets in our solar system and watch a video on the topic. They design posters about meteors, asteroids and comets. This is a motivating way for learners to discuss the solar system.
2nd - 5th Science 70 Views 201 Downloads
Comets And Meteor Showers (Perseid Meteor Shower)
As the dusty tail of a comet pass near Earth, particles fly off and burn up in Earth's atmosphere creating beautiful meteor showers. Learn about the Perseid Meteor Shower and the NASA space craft that make it possible for us to know when they are to occur.
2 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Meteors from Halley's Comet
Did you know that meteor showers come from comet tails? A NASA scientist explains that we may not be able to see Halley's Comet for another fifty years, we can experience marvelous meteor showers from its tail. Getting kids excited about the night sky is the first step in building a passion that could become a career.
2 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students create glitter-covered comet models. Then they make large outdoor chalk drawings of the solar system and place their comets at the location of the Kuiper belt. They carry their comets around an orbit of the sun, shaking various amounts of glitter from them to simulate the dust a comet releases when in orbit.
3rd - 8th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
It's A Meteor
Young scholars complete a webquest to find Earth's relationship to the sun. In this webquest lesson, students complete tasks to understand the effect of the sun on weather and time. Young scholars create a multimedia presentation as an end product to their research.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Young scholars model how meteors fall to the surface of planets. In this space science activity, students identify different types of meteorites using an interactive online website. They investigate the relationship between a meteorite's size and its crater size.
1st - 11th Science 13 Views 41 Downloads
Track the Meteor Storm Online!: Leonid Meteor Showers, Astronomy
Students are guided through an online series of readings and questions to explore the Leonid Meteor Showers and related topics. Modifications are provided for teaching this lesson to k-4, 5-8, and 9-12 students.
1st - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Meteor, Meteoroid, Meteorite: What's the Difference?
Students explore the difference between a meteor, meteorite and meteoroid. In this space science lesson plan, students first read information about these space bodies. Students make Comet Cookies and use them to model a meteor shower with a lamp as the sun.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
The Zarkah Stone
Astronomy stars read the account of the Zarkah meteorite that struck thickly populated Park Forest, Chicago in 2003. In doing so, they differentiate between meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids. They will also be able to explain ablation, fusion crust, and types of meteorites.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students study meteors, meteorites, and comets by reading and discussing a related New York Times article about the Leonid meteor showers and the methods that scientists are using to study from these meteors. They create a comet in the classroom.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 31 Downloads
Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets
Although a bit confusing, this is an interesting exercise which will lead to greater understanding of the differences between asteroids, meteors, and comets. Learners must find the correct path that takes them through a series of descriptive phrases about each celestial body.
4th Science 7 Views 11 Downloads