Asteroid, Comet or Meteor
Lesson Plan Duration
Lesson Plan Description
After students have learned the characteristicis of Aseroids, comets and Meteors this activity will help catorgorize and organize the information
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will be able to explore current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved.
Students will describe the characteristics of comets, asteroids and meteors.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Studens will be able to explore current scientific views of the universe and how those views evolved
Students will describe the characteristics of comets, asteroids and meteors
1. Allow students to pair up
2. Students will discuss in their pairs the characteristics of a meteor, asteroid and comets
3. Students will use attached worksheet to organize their information
4. Students place an X in the appropriate boxes to indicate characteristics of asteroids, comets and meteors.
5. Students illustrate a meteor, comet and asteroid in the boxes at the bottom of the worksheet.
1. Asteroid, Comet, or Meteor? worksheet
2. Colored pens/pencils
3. Information/notes/textbook on meteors, comets and asteroids.
Assess for accuracy.
Frozen ball of gas - comet
Is visable in our sky - comet, asteroid, meteor
Made up of rock - meteor, asteroid
Obits between Jupiter and Mars - asteroid
Usually burns up in the Earth's atmosphere - meteor
Remains of the formation of the solar system - asteroid
Can be bigger than a moon - asteroid
Tail points away from the Sun - comet
Found in all parts of th solar system - comet, asteroid, meteor
Bits and pieces of planet that never formed - asteroid
Possibly caused the extinction of donosaurs - asteroid
Can be located in the tail of a comet - meteor
Called a meterorite when contacts Earth - meteor