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41 resources with the keyterm comets

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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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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 lesson, students discover what happens to comets as they hit a surface. They explain how the Aerogel technology would help scientists study comets better.
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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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Solar System

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

For Students 5th - 10th
In this earth and space instructional activity, students identify and locate vocabulary terms and names related to earth and space sciences. There are 53 words located in the puzzle.
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Scale Model of the Solar System

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students work in groups of 4-6 for the experiment/activity part of this exercise. Students know that earth is the third planet from the sun in a system that includes the moon, the sun, eight other planets and their moons, and smaller...
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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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Make a Comet Model and Eat It!

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students construct a comet model based on procedure provided. In 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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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
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...
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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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A Model of the Sun's interior

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students create a three-dimensional model of the sun. In this solar system lesson, students design a scale model of the sun using plasticine.
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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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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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Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students fill out worksheets on understanding comets, asteroids, and meteors. For this space lesson plan, students view a demonstration using modeling clay to simulate each of these concepts.
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Dinosaurs, Comets, Asteroids

For Students 4th - 6th
For this dinosaurs worksheet, students answer multiple choice questions about dinosaurs, comets, and asteroids. Students complete 3 questions.
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Famous Comets

For Students 5th - 7th
In this comets worksheet, students complete a chart about when comets will be seen next. They answer four questions about the chart.
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Comets and Asteroids

For Students 6th - 8th
In this space science instructional activity, middle schoolers find the words that are part of new vocabulary for the concepts of comets or asteroids. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.