Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors
There are a lot of great resources for educators on asteroids and small solar system bodies on the Dawn site.
The Impact Cratering Lab exercises introduce a geologic process that has had major consequences for the geology of all solid bodies in the solar system and for the biology of Earth. read more »
Help scientist do real science by helping to identify surface features on the Moon - craters and boulders. A fun way to get involved in real science using real data.
- Comet on a Stick activity - Grade level 3-5
- Children's Activities
- What is a Comet?
- Comet Sisters Story & Activity Extension
- Extreme Navigation - Grade level 5-8 read more »
Whip Up a Mouth-Watering Meteorite Activity
A recent meteorite discovery on Mars and an edible classroom activity provide a scrumptious read more »
A set of lessons exploring ice in the Solar System:
Inquiry Icebreaker: An Ice Experience
1. Melting and Freezing
2. Ice has Structure
3. Ice is a Mineral
4. Ice Floats
5. Ice Flows read more »
IYA Discovery Guides read more »
Make a comet representing the ingredients in a real comet. It is an exciting and relatively simple demonstration to do that leaves quite an impression on students. (MESSENGER and NOAO) read more »
Teaching with Story and Song
Teach about comets blending myth, story, song and hands-on activities
Make a Comet and Eat It
Grades 2-10 read more »