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Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Take a journey to outer space with a collection of 18 captivating videos by SciShow Kids. Videos cover a variety of topics related to space and astronomy, and showcase key terms and real-world images.  The host, Jessi, and her cartoon...
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Comets

For Students 6th - 12th
Crystal ball or big, hairy, dirty snowball? Take young astronomy scholars on an up-close investigation of comets with a video. Topics include the makeup of comets and their two tails, long- and short-period comets, and how they interact...
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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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Deep Impact's Comet on a Stick!

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students create a model of a comet. In this space science lesson, students compare their model to the characteristics of a real comet. They evaluate and make necessary modifications to their original design.
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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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Could Comets Be the Source of Life on Earth?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
For thousands of years people have observed comets as they pass through the solar system, but could there be more to these celestial bodies than meets the eye? Watch this video to learn how these objects have recently been found to...
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Cookin' Up a Comet

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students view a teacher demonstration of comet composition. In this comet science instructional activity, students watch as the teacher combines sand, ammonia, cola, and dry ice to simulate the composition of a comet. They answer...
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Technology for Studying Comets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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Comets and Meteors

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Comets are also known as dirty snowballs or icy mud balls. With your super scientists, create a model comet nucleus to discover how they are made and take part in a scientific discussion to learn how it behaves.
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Did Comets Kickstart Life on Earth?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Care to speculate on how life on Earth came to be? The video presentation from the ACS Reaction series considers the possibility of comets creating the right conditions for the formation of life. Scholars consider colliding comets as...
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Deep Impact Comet Encounter

For Students 9th - 12th
Physics apprentices analyze the impact of NASA's Impactor as it collided with the comet Tempel 1 in July of 2005. They calculate the mass and speed of the comet, along with the distance it might drift off of its orbit over time. This...
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Comets: Bringers of Life?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Young scientists investigate the elements found in our solar system and then construct a model of a comet. They apply their new knowledge to the formation of the solar system. 
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Comet Encounters

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars 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...
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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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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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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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Asteroids, Meteors, Comets… and the End of the World?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dinosaurs owe their destiny to an asteroid. What are the chances humans will meet the same fate? A fascinating video lesson considers the probability of an asteroid colliding with the earth while taking into account variations in...
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Make a Comet Model and Eat It!

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students 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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Making a Comet in the Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students study comets and how Halley's comet was created.  In this space lesson students create their own comets using dry ice.    
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Asteroid, Comet, or Meteor?

For Students 6th - 8th
In this asteroid, comet and meteor worksheet, students complete a chart by determining which of 8 given characteristics belong to asteroids, comets or meteors.
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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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Planet Impact!

For Teachers 5th - 9th
An amazing information-packed lesson plan allows your space scientists to crash a virtual comet into Jupiter and learn how the angle, distance, speed, and mass influence the outcome. Click on "Back to the Lesson" to access the...
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Miss Mitchell's Comet

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Maria Mitchell discovered a comet, became the first female astronomer in the United States, and even has a crater on the moon named after her! Learn more about her passion for the stars with an informative reading passage, followed by...
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Comets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the nature and composition of a comet. They research comet facts, legends, and myths. They identify different types of comets and describe what happens to a comet as it travels closer to the Sun.

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