Assign each of the characteristics into its correct position in the venn diagram to show the similarities between comets, meteors and asteroids. They happen when the earth passes through the tail of a comet. Cosmic invaders of the earth the living earth erickson, jon, kusky, timothy m. They enter the solar system from deep space, orbit near sun, then move far out into space again.
Asteroids meteors comets introductions and activities. Topics asteroids, comets, meteors, earth, sun collection opensource language. Comets, asteroids, and meteors background information comets, asteroids, and meteors background information a detailed summary of information on the smaller objects in the solar system. Profiles the smaller, free ranging bodies that circle the sun, providing information on their origins, makeup, and the threat they pose to earth. Meteors meteors are hard pieces of rock and metal that come from outer space and burn up as they come near the earth. The cause of these elliptical trajectories could be collisions within the asteroid belt or the gravitational influence of the massive planet jupiter changing the orbits of some asteroids gradually over time see orbital resonance. Picture activity see tn level prea picture activity. Page 3comets introduction and truefalse statements. It looks like mars, jupiter, and saturn may have captured asteroids as part of their systems of moons.
Come back soon for more updates, games, and videos. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Some of the time, a large number of meteors can be seen at once, which is something that is hard to predict before it happens. Mostly debris of comets, sometimes debris of asteroids. Comets, asteroids, and meteors printable quiz sheet. Students also describe the formation of asteroids, meteors, and meteorites, and they distinguish the. For example, the two moons of mars phobos and deimos are small, irregularly shaped objects that look much more like asteroids than the nearly spherical moons like earths moon. Each title in the exploring the solar system series takes the reader on an imaginary journey through a part of the solar system. This worksheet has 7 short answer and 2 fill in the blank questions. This particular volume explores asteroids, comets and meteors, and covers their position, origin, composition and geology. Students create a 4 door foldable on solar system objects including. During a meteor shower, you might see more than 80 meteors in an hour. In this solar system worksheet, students will explore other objects found in the solar system such as asteroids, comets, and meteors.
They move so quickly through the air that the air burns them into a gas. Download hazards due to comets and asteroids ebook pdf or read online books in pdf, epub, and mobi format. The solar system contains many things, including asteroids, meteors, and comets. Following class discussion, students will describe the size of asteroids, comets, and meteoroids as smaller than planets and moons, and less than 1,000 km in diameter. Upon completion of the lesson, students will state that asteroids, comets, and meteoroids are all examples of small bodies found within the solar system. Currently 264,258 numbered asteroids and 279,454 unnumbered asteroids, for a total of 543,712 once an asteroid is numbered, its discoverer can propose a. A bright tail of light caused by a meteoroid during its atmospheric flight, also called a shooting star or falling star. C trails behind the comet, pointing away from the sun as the comet approaches it, and toward the sun as the comet moves out of the inner solar system. We explain asteroids, comets and meteors with video tutorials and quizzes, using our many waystm approach from multiple teachers. You need to have at least 6 details about each object. Comets, asteroids, and meteors background information. This lesson will describe the features of comets, asteroids and meteors.
Comets, asteroids, and meteors background information comets, asteroids, and meteors background information a detailed summary of information on. Comets, meteors and asteroids by man, john, 1941publication date 2001 topics. Terms about comets, meteors, and asteroids learn with flashcards, games, and more for free. Record your answers to the questions in the spaces provided. Meteors, asteroids and comets macquarie university. The case for mars by robert zubrin hardcover from free press isbn. Comets and meteors and follow the instructions given. Find asteroids comets and meteors lesson plans and teaching resources. Comets, asteroids, and meteors answer key instructions. Download pdf hazards due to comets and asteroids free. There are historical features on how they were discovered and named, along with biographical information on key people. Asteroids, comets and meteors tutorials, quizzes, and help.
This lesson is designed to teach and practice vocabulary related to asteroids, meteors, and comets. Do you mix up the difference between asteroids, comets and meteors. C trails behind the comet, pointing away from the sun as the comet approaches it. Meteors, asteroids and comets shrapnel from the heavens alexei gilchrist. Can your child round out the page by adding color to make these orbiting rocks come to life. New horizons team uncovers a critical piece of the planetary formation puzzle. Introduce and explore asteroidsmeteorscomets in this activity pack. On a dark night, you can see about six of these an hour. Were you told as a child to wish upon shooting stars. We think that above the whole earth, there may be about 25 million meteors every day that are bright enough for you to see. Some asteroids have very elliptical trajectories, crossing the orbits of the inner planets mars, earth or venus.
The comet becomes visible because the gas gets into an excited state and lights. Rocketlit science reading for asteroids, comets, meteors. This printable includes a fillintheblanks vocabulary activity, a series of criticalthinking questions, and a description activity. Or that an asteroid can be as small as a car, or as big as a mountain. A simple lesson on the difference between asteroids comets and meteors, looks at missions to visit comets and asteroids and describing the orbit of a comet, all resources needed for the lesson are included in the powerpoint. Publication date 1998 topics comets, meteors, asteroids publisher.
Learners fill out worksheets on understanding comets, asteroids, and meteors. Comets a small clump of ice and dust with an extremely elliptical oval orbit around the sun. You are now leaving the national geographic kids website. Take the quiz to see how much you know about comets and meteors. Chapter 28 section 4 asteroids, comets, and meteoroids. Like comets, the planets can alter the orbits of asteroids. Also they will learn a little about comets, asteroids and.
Comets, asteroids, and meteors linkedin slideshare. Is that a plane, satellite, comet, or meteor streaking across the night sky. It can be used as an assessment for a unit on the solar system and celestial bodies, or as a takehome activity. See more ideas about earth and space science, earth science and comets and asteroids. Use the links provided to help you to answer the questions. Asteroids, meteors, and comets lab save yourself a ton of time and allow students to use this station lab to explore comets, asteroids and meteors. This is a very good book for kids 58 years old to read and parents to read and show pictures to the little ones.
What is the region where most asteroids orbit called. Students also describe the formation of asteroids, meteors, and meteorites, and they distinguish the differences between various space bodies. As the meteoroid burns, it produces a bright light called a meteor. Learn a bit about meteors, asteroids and comets as they travel across the night sky. All the asteroids in the solar system wouldnt add up to. A leading theorist on mars exploration discusses the mars direct plan, which he developed for nasa, explaining the possibilities of martian travel and the cultural and physical rationale for colonizing and terraforming the planet. A fireball that explodes during its atmospheric flight, often with visible fragmentation. Asteroids, comets, and meteoroids continued meteors sometimes, meteoroids enter earths atmosphere. Small asteroids are more common than large asteroids. Comets, meteors, and asteroids in this unit, students will learn about the difference between meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids, what they are composed of, their origins, how asteroids and comets are related to meteor showers, and why this leftover space debris is important to understanding the formation of our solar system. Produce meteors streaks of light upon entering earths atmosphere. You do not have to visit all of the links but they are the best places to start your research so ensure that you use them. Comet halley, comet halebopp meteoroid size and shape.
Information is introductory and basic concepts of all 3 objects covered. Lesson plan d2 comets and meteors starry night education. As it nears the sun on its orbit, the ice sublimates goes straight from a solid to a gas and forms the coma and tail. Comets and asteroids comets and asteroids are referred to by astronomers as nearearth objects neo. In this space lesson plan, students view a demonstration using modeling clay to simulate each of these concepts. Create a tree map on asteroids, meteors and comets.