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Comets and Meteors

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners construct a model of a comet nucleus using dry ice. They add other materials and describe the features. They complete related exercises on an Internet Web site.
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Meteors and Earth Changing Force

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine gravitational force and the effects it has on the Earth's systems.  In this meteors lesson students complete an experiment and compare data. 
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Subject-Verb Agreement: Irregular Verbs

For Students 2nd - 4th
Irregular verbs meet the final frontier in this subject-verb agreement worksheet! There are 12 sentences here missing an irregular verb which must agree with the subject or subjects. All sentences relate to space and even give some...
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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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Space Invaders

For Students 1st - 4th
Split the class into two groups—the meteors and the satellites—with the majority of the class being satellites. The inner circle in the gym is "inner space" while the court around it is "outer space." When satellites are in inner space...
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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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Exploring the Deep 4 | Corals in the Cold

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Did you know coral is actually an animal? Even stranger, corals used to be found primarily in cold water regions! Explore the deep with the help of underwater robotics.
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Human Evolution Overview

For Students 8th - 10th
About 70 million years ago dinosaurs ruled the earth, but as Sal explains, a huge meteor struck the earth and wiped them out. What happened next was a boom in a new type of animal, lucky for us that animal was the primate. Learn all...
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Human Evolution Overview

For Students 8th - 10th
About 70 million years ago dinosaurs ruled the earth, but as Sal explains, a huge meteor struck the earth and wiped them out. What happened next was a boom in a new type of animal, lucky for us that animal was the primate. Learn all...
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Solar System Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Finish or launch your unit on the solar system with a jigsaw project covering major celestial concepts such as the Milky Way Galaxy, asteroids, meteors, comets, Earth's moon, and, of course, all the planets. Learners start by writing...
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Looking Back, Up and Ahead

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore how scientists have forecasted the 2002 Leonid meteor shower. They pose their own predictions for peak meteor rates per hour during the 2002 shower and compare their results with actual observed rates.
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Moon: NC Summer Tour Lesson 2007

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners investigate craters and marea. In this crater and marea lesson plan, students conduct an experiment to create craters. Learners participate in a dance activity.
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Exploring Meteorite Mysteries: Building Blocks of Planets

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students simulate the formation of chondrites and asteroids. In this astronomy lesson, students demonstrate accretion using balloons and static electricity. They compare and contrast their models to the actual process of chondrites and...
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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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Solar System Cards

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Find all things solar system in a set of reference cards. Even Pluto makes an appearance! Each of the 24 cards has a picture and accompanying informational text that gives brief background about the object.
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Calculating Iridium Fallout from an Asteroid Impact

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should we be afraid of a large asteroid impact on Earth today? Young scientists estimate the size and composition of an asteroid similar to the one that caused the K-T mass extinction. They apply algebraic formulas to answer questions...
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Space: Meteors

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils find information about meteoroids, meteors and meteorite.
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Nature of Meteor Showers

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders describe, in general terms, the distribution of matter in space and identify evidence for, and describe characteristics of, bodies that make up the solar system. They then investigate predictions about the motion,...
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Falling Stars

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scientists explore meteors, and comets by reading a fascinating passage in the plan, then answering 13 questions about them. Then, learners perform a WebQuest and learn amazing things about gravity, robots, and black holes. The...
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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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Why the Solar System Can Exist

For Students 9th - 12th
How does Earth's orbit stay constant, despite interactions with things like meteors and space junk? We have three dimensions to thank for that! Through simple animations, the narrator illustrates the how gravitational pull affects our...
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Making a Crater

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young scholars examine the characteristics of craters. In this crater lesson plan, students discover how meteors form craters on planets and moons as they make their own craters and respond to observational questions regarding the...
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Clay Planets

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why do scientists use models? In the first installment of 22, groups create scale models of our solar system. They then share and discuss their models.
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Impact Craters and the K/T Boundary

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Need an activity about the effects of asteroid impact that's sure to be a hit with the class? Explore the K/T Boundary and the impact responsible for the largest mass extinction, including the dinosaurs, that has been discovered so far....

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