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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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Comets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What happens when a comet full of 'volatiles' comes to close to the sun? The volatiles ignite, creating a long gaseous tail. Are there differences between meteors and comets? Leading scientists and CG graphics help differentiate the two...
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Exploring Comets with Dr. Alan Stern

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are comets, and where do they come from? Learn about short and long period comets, where they come from, and what they're made of. Dr. Alan Stern answers specific questions regarding comets we see and ones we don't. This is a...
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Asteroid vs. Comet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How were we, as a planet, effected by ancient asteroid impact? We find that a cosmic impact was responsible for killing the dinosaurs, but it also led to the conditions that made human life possible. This is an informative clip that...
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Comets - Remnants Of The Beginning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why do scientists study comets, and why are they so important? We learn that comets delivered much of the water, material, and chemicals that helped shape our planet. They also contain frozen evidence that can tell the story of our...
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Comet Myths, Facts, and Legends

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Here is an interactive book lesson through which learners explore the facts and stories about comets. The plan is comprehensive, providing background information, standards met, vocabulary, assessment ideas, and more. Though the content...
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Technology for Studying Comets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students design an Aerogel model to capture clay particles. In this space science instructional activity, students discover what happens to comets as they hit a surface. They explain how the Aerogel technology would help scientists study...
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Unlocking Comet Secrets - A Comet's Tale

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The comet's nucleus is tiny and quite dark, so how are scientists able to study them? Introduce your class to the scientific tools that make comet study a reality. While this clip begins to explore a fascinating topic, it is...
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Comets And Meteor Showers (Perseid Meteor Shower)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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NASA Spacecraft meets Comet Temple 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
On Valentines Day in 2011, a NASA spacecraft met comet Temple 1. Introduce the class to the information, evidence, and technology needed to have a date with an orbiting comet. A great look into the science behind great discoveries.
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The Story of the Solar System

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
There is more to the solar system than the typical study of the sun and planets. Launch a study of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets by watching the video The Story of the Solar System, available for purchase through this resource on the...
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Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets

For Students 4th
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...
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Make a Comet Model and Eat It!

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Learners construct a comet model based on procedure provided. For this space science lesson, students compare the physical properties of comets to the models they made. They record their observations and share them with the class.
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Teacher Notes - "Comets And Asteroids - What They Are, Where They Are, They and Us"

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine the make-up of comets and asteroids. In this comets and asteroids instructional activity, students examine pictures of comets in asteroids that are included in a teacher presented PowerPoint. They complete an associated...
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Sweet Candy Comets

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use candy to make a comet. In this lesson, 4th graders examine the role comets have played throughout history, students watch NASA videos about comets and complete the lesson by making an edible model of a comet. This...
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Asteroids Between Mars and the Sun

For Students 8th - 10th
For this asteroids of the solar system worksheet, students observe a diagram showing all the minor planets found in the orbit of Mars. Students answer 4 questions about the minor planets inside the orbit of other planets, they find the...
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Other Objects in the Solar System

For Students 7th - 9th
In this solar system worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given 11 clues about objects in the sky such as asteroids, meteoroids, comets and planets.
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Space Science: Journey Through the Solar System

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the Solar System and examine the characteristics of al the planets. Through research and discussion, they create catalogs of the Solar System's components. Next, students use their findings to create Powerpoint...
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Solar System Project

For Teachers 6th
Students explore the planets in our solar system, the minor members of our solar system, as well as how to prepare a PowerPoint presentation demonstrating properties of the planets. They provide five significant facts for the Sun and...
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Comet Encounters

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners 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...
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Stardust Delivers Comet's Clues

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the NASA test center and comet facts through an interactive program. They examine the idea if comets are predictable. They finally analyze the materials that combine to make a comet.
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The Comet's Tale

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students gain an introduction to comets by viewing many examples on websites imbedded in this plan. They discover the origin of comets, what effect they have on Earth and they construct an example of a comet in class.
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Constellation Prizes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Solar System

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this Solar System worksheet, learners are quizzed. Students answer questions about the solar system and the planets and other celestial bodies that comprise it.