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For Students 6th - 12th
When you wish upon a shooting star ... you're actually pinning your hopes and dreams upon a meteor! Science scholars discover the origin of these dazzling falling bodies in a video that's sure to captivate. The narrator explains the...
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Meteors and Meteorites

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create Earth boxes containing some of Earth's biomes--desert, forest, tundra, ocean, and mountains. They simulate Earth's encounter with a comet trail and the resulting meteor shower. They present their Earth boxes to...
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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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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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Study Jams! Earth's Atmosphere

For Students 4th - 10th Standards
Earth's thick atmosphere plays a vital role in the ability of the planet to sustain life. Learn about the layers of the atmosphere and their properties, how the gases surrounding the earth help protect the planet, and a little about...
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For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the different types of meteorite using an interactive website. In this earth science lesson, students simulate how meteors crash on a surface. They relate meteor size to crater size.
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Meteor Showers!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read a story called Orionid Meteors to Shower Earth and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this meteor shower lesson plan, students respond to literature by answering questions, view Sky Maps online, and...
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Track the Meteor Storm Online!: Leonid Meteor Showers, Astronomy

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Students are guided through an online series of readings and questions to explore the Leonid Meteor Showers and related topics. Modifications are provided for teaching this lesson to k-4, 5-8, and 9-12 students.
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The Difference Between Comets, Meteors And Asteroids

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use Venn diagrams to highlight the similarities and differences between comets, meteors, and asteroids.
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Asteroid, Comet, or Meteor?

For Students 4th - 6th
For this asteroid, comet, and meteor graphic organizer worksheet, students compare and contrast asteroids, comets, and meteors as they mark the characteristics of each.
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Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students fill out worksheets on understanding comets, asteroids, and meteors. In this space lesson plan, students view a demonstration using modeling clay to simulate each of these concepts.
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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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Meteors from Halley's Comet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know that meteor showers come from comet tails? A NASA scientist explains that we may not be able to see Halley's Comet for another fifty years, we can experience marvelous meteor showers from its tail. Getting kids excited about...
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Space Science: Adventure is Waiting

For Teachers 4th - 6th
These full-color handouts feature two activities. The first is a reading on comets, meteors, and meteoroids. Your space science learners will examine ten phrases and determine which of the three each characterizes. The second activity...
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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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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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Meteor Showers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the Internet to discover the wonderful world of comets and meteor showers. They discover how to spot one and predict them using a calendar. They also examine the makeup of meteoroids and meteorites.
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The Effects of Meteor Impacts

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Young scholars investigate meteor impacts on the Earth's surface by using different size balls and charting their impacts, given their diameter and mass.
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Fossil Meteorites

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fossils ... from space? Science scholars discover evidence in a limestone quarry that helped researchers learn about a meteor shower that lasted hundreds of thousands of years through an interesting video from Brain Scoop's Fossils and...
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Distribution of Elements in Earth’s Crust

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do scientists know the difference between a meteorite from space and a regular rock from the earth? Scholars read a passage and answer comprehension questions about the creation of the solar system. They extrapolate the main ideas to...
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Astronomy Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th
There are 5-point level questions available for each of the categories in this Jeopardy game.  The categories are the main topics within astronomy; stars, galaxies, the sun, planets, meteors etc. The game is logically set up and clear to...
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Meteor Monitor

For Teachers 11th
Student's measure sporadic meteor activity.  In this physics and astronomy lesson, 11th graders construct a dipole antennae, and build, test and wire a full wave diode rectifier between the dipole antenna and the laptop. 
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It's A Meteor

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a webquest to find Earth's relationship to the sun.  In this webquest lesson, students complete tasks to understand the effect of the sun on weather and time. Students create a multimedia presentation as an end product...
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Small Body Classification

For Students 7th - 8th
Is an asteroid the same thing as a meteor? What about a comet? Learn the differences between small celestial bodies with a worksheet that lists several characteristics and space for kids to note which belongs to a comet, asteroid, or...

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