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94 resources with the concept comets

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The New Astronomy: Crash Course History of Science #13

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sword duels, religious unrest, war—who says science is boring? Aspiring astronomers discover fascinating facts about the famous scientists that dared challenge the accepted model of the solar system in the 13th video of a 16-part History...
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The Cosmic Origins of Earth's Water

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Was Earth born as a Blue Planet? Discover where water came from with a video from an intriguing science playlist. The resource covers the three most likely origins of water, how scientists differentiate between comet and asteroid water,...
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Asteroids, Meteors, Comets… and the End of the World?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dinosaurs owe their destiny to an asteroid. What are the chances humans will meet the same fate? A fascinating video lesson considers the probability of an asteroid colliding with the earth while taking into account variations in...
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Did Comets Kickstart Life on Earth?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Care to speculate on how life on Earth came to be? The video presentation from the ACS Reaction series considers the possibility of comets creating the right conditions for the formation of life. Scholars consider colliding comets as...
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Meteors

For Students 6th - 12th
When you wish upon a shooting star ... you're actually pinning your hopes and dreams upon a meteor! Science scholars discover the origin of these dazzling falling bodies in a video that's sure to captivate. The narrator explains the...
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The Oort Cloud

For Students 6th - 12th
What lies beyond our solar system? Share an interesting video describing the Oort Cloud with astronomy scholars to find out! The narrator explains that this far-flung region, along with the scattered disk and Kuiper belt, is the...
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Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Take a journey to outer space with a collection of 18 captivating videos by SciShow Kids. Videos cover a variety of topics related to space and astronomy, and showcase key terms and real-world images.  The host, Jessi, and her cartoon...
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Explore the Solar System: The Gas Giants

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Take a trip to space's gas giants, also known as the outer planets—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune—with an interesting video equipped with a spirited host, a cartoon sidekick, and bright, colorful graphics.
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Comets and Asteroids!

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Follow along as host Jessi and her mouse sidekick, Squeaks, examine space's comets and asteroids. Discover what they are made of, their size, where we can find them, and two of the more popular space objects of the group.
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Impact Events and the Earth System

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What would happen to Earth if an asteroid struck it? Assist young scientists as they explore the mechanics of an impact event and effects caused by it; calculate the energy released once an asteroid strikes Earth's surface; and compare...
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Comets and Meteors

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Comets are also known as dirty snowballs or icy mud balls. With your super scientists, create a model comet nucleus to discover how they are made and take part in a scientific discussion to learn how it behaves.
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Where Did Earth's Water Come From?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's commonly known that over 70 percent of of the earth's surface is covered by water, but exactly where did it all come from? Join this short video as it travels back to the beginning of the universe in search of the origins of this...
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Round and Round We Go — Exploring Orbits in the Solar System

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Math and science come together in this cross-curricular astronomy lesson plan on planetary motion. Starting off with a hands-on activity that engages the class in exploring the geometry of circles and ellipses, this lesson plan then...
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Could Comets Be the Source of Life on Earth?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
For thousands of years people have observed comets as they pass through the solar system, but could there be more to these celestial bodies than meets the eye? Watch this video to learn how these objects have recently been found to...
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Solar System Fact Sheet

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic, educational handout packed with information and facts not only about the planets in our solar system, but also regarding major moons and their surface features, dwarf planets, comets, and asteroids. 
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Interactive Minds: Solar System

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Travel through space as you learn about the galaxy, solar system, planets, and much more. An extensive resource for studying astronomy in upper-elementary and middle school classrooms.
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Solar System Trading Cards

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Space scientistse examine facts about the solar system through the collection of solar system trading cards. They explore various websites, answer questions, and collect solar system trading cards for correct answers.
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Planet Impact!

For Teachers 5th - 9th
An amazing information-packed lesson plan allows your space scientists to crash a virtual comet into Jupiter and learn how the angle, distance, speed, and mass influence the outcome. Click on "Back to the Lesson" to access the...
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Comets

For Students 6th - 12th
Crystal ball or big, hairy, dirty snowball? Take young astronomy scholars on an up-close investigation of comets with a video. Topics include the makeup of comets and their two tails, long- and short-period comets, and how they interact...
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Our Solar System

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
The presentation starts with the scientists who made discoveries about our solar system: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, Kepler, and Newton. It also covers the planets, inner, outer, and Pluto, satellites, and an in-depth discussion...
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Solar System Trading Cards

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Trading cards or tourism post cards are to be designed by space scientists for each planet, comets, and asteroids. One the front side, each card must have a hand-drawn color picture of the body, its name, and the Roman god from which it...
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Deep Impact's Comet on a Stick!

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students create a model of a comet. In this space science lesson, students compare their model to the characteristics of a real comet. They evaluate and make necessary modifications to their original design.
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Cookin' Up a Comet

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students view a teacher demonstration of comet composition. In this comet science lesson, students watch as the teacher combines sand, ammonia, cola, and dry ice to simulate the composition of a comet. They answer discussion questions...
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Space Science: Adventure is Waiting

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...