This is a detailed historical lesson about comets, distant icy worlds often visible to observers on Earth. Learners will consider the essential question, "What are comets?" They will practice observation and "noticing" skills as they enact a story of comets travelling through the solar system and examine images of comets and the current space missions exploring them. This is lesson 10 of 12 in the unit, Exploring Ice in the Solar System.


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Grade 6,NSDL,Planetary Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,MESSENGER,Space Science,Mathematics,Kinesthetic activity,History of science,The nature of science:The scientific process,Earth and space science:Solar system:Asteroids and comets,Earth and space science:Solar system:Comparative planetology,The nature of science:Science and society,Earth and space science:Solar system:Origin/formation of solar system,Mathematics:Number and operations,Middle School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407124002775T,Earth and space science:Astronomy:Origins and evolution of the universe,Elementary School,History/Policy/Law,Space science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Pre-Kindergarten



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