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- Annette R., Teacher
- McMinnville, TN
Meteor Teacher Resources
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Students explore outer space. In this asteroids, comets and meteors lesson, students discuss what makes up the solar system. They visit websites that introduce them to asteroids, comets and meteors and they record what they learned in their science journals. Students complete an activity to create and record craters caused by asteroids, comets and meteors.
Students participate in a class discussion about the term meteor and share what they know. They are introduced to the words in the News Word Box and then use them to complete sentences used on the student page. Students then read the article and answer questions to check for understanding.
Students explore the difference between a meteor, meteorite and meteoroid. In this space science lesson, 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. Students complete meteor math problems and plan a meteor watching party.