Lessons for Comets

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  • Planet Impactn - … the speed of comets, nor are we suggesting that comets travel at the speed of these objects.) Pick a Comet - Any Comet In this interactive module, students learn that a comet's … the similarities and differences between the two comets, which are listed below: Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet LINEAR Pulled apart by Jupiter's …
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  • Comet Myths, Facts and Legends - … associated with comets. Identify a property of comets and explain how that property makes comets visible. Describe the path of a comet and explain … comets. Identify a legend associated with comets. Identify a myth associated with comets. Comets are small solar system objects, yet ancient cultures knew about comets. Identify one property of comets
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  • Comets - … the topic, Comet Collisions with Earth: Fact or Myth? Step-by-step Instructions: Comets consists of three activities, "Make a Comet," "Comet Tails," and … basic information about the structure of a comet and identifies two different kinds of comet tails. "Comet Tails" is an assessment activity that … the students observed about comet tails in "Make A Comet." Make a Comet asks students to create their own comet by selecting from a …
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  • Comets and Meteors - … through the debris left behind by comets. Comets move in elliptical orbits with random orientations. Most comets come from the Oort cloud at … eyes. This recipe makes a scientifically accurate model of a comet nucleus. Comets are made of frozen water, ammonia, organic (carbon-based … jets of gas bursting from a comet nucleus have on the comet's motion? D. If the comet was made entirely of ice … more. Gas jets release bursts of comet material and the comet develops its tail. As the comet continues in its orbit and moves …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-5
  • Text to Text | 'How Photography Helps Astronomy' and 'Comet Nears Sun' - … of the solar system from space-based observations of Comet ISON. Background: Comet ISON first made the news when a team of … as "Six Hours Tonight in the Comet's Tail" and "Comet Gazers See Flashes." Halley's comet is visible in the night sky … 1800s. You might have them note when Halley's comet and the comets Shoemaker-Levy 9, Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake first came into view and compare the news coverage of these comets. When was each comet first sighted, and who spotted it? What kind …
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  • Meteors - Comet Encounters - … : What are comets made of? How are comets and meteor showers related? Ask them to describe the parts of comets? Do comets orbit our … different! ? Scissors, glue, tape Have the children name their comets. A comet is named Connections to the National using the last name … ? Mars? Pluto? Where do comets come from? (Comets come from beyond Pluto.) Have the children take their comets to the Kuiper belt beyond …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-8
  • Constellation Prizes - … the Meteors." 4. Create a scientifically-accurate comet. 5. Log observations about the comet as it changes and heats in the classroom … , ask students what these ingredients represent in real comets. The steps for creating the comet are as follows: a. Line the mixing … of all of their observations about the comet's appearance and "activities," sketching the comet each time they observe it and relating … Guide to Kitchen Comets (ftp://ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/educator/comets.txt) and Let's Cook Up a Comet! (http://whyfiles.news …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-12
  • NOVA: Finding Life Beyond Earth | Comets Deliver Amino Acids to Earth - … made of ice, dust, and rock. Compared with planets, comets are small - comet nuclei range in size from a few hundred to … gas and dust stream out of the comet, creating a thin atmosphere around the comet, called a coma, and a long tail … Sun three times, collecting particles from a comet, and returning the samples back to Earth. Comet Wild 2 (pronounced Vilt) was chosen … and comets. Show students images of comets in the night sky as seen from Earth. Have a discussion about comets:What do comets look …
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  • Space Science: Adventure is Waiting - … times. Edmund Halley correctly predicted the return of the comet named for him. Comets leave a trail of debris behind them. For … primary feature that makes comets visible. Comets have bright tails when near the Sun?this makes them visible. Comets are composed of ice … periods?like Halley's Comet, which reappears every 76 years, or comet Swift-Tuttle, which reappears every 120 years. Comets from the Oort …
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  • Astronomy for Beginners - … The "Grapefruit Facts Of The Universe" Fact Sheet Comets Fact Sheet Make a Model Comet Activity Constellations Fact Sheet "My Constellation" Activity … ." International Astronomical University on Space Research, 1992 Top of page Comets Comets are thought to have formed very early in the history … dust tail that curves very slightly along the comet?s orbital path. The comet?s tail is caused by the Solar Wind … they get too close. Comets Make a Model Comet In this activity, you will make a model Comet Hale-Bopp to understand its …
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