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The Rendezvous with a Comet Teacher's Guide has curriculum and instructional materials for implementing a 4-6 week unit associated with the Challenger Learning Center mission by the same name. This unit provides for 3-4 weeks of pre-mission activities, and for several days of post-mission activities. Whole chapters of the Teacher's Guide may be downloaded as PDF's by clicking chapter titles; sections of each chapter may be downloaded individually by clicking section headings.


  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Careers
  • Mathematics > Data Analysis & Probability
  • Mathematics > Graphing
  • Mathematics > Measurement
  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy
  • Science > Careers
  • Science > Geology
  • Science > Physical Sciences
  • Science > Technology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


space comet astronomy math science



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Public Domain
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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-05-23.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

The resource is teacher preparation before a unit on comets. It contains some physics, some chemistry, some mathematics, and emphasizes problem solving techniques. The resource resides on a website maintained by the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana. The central teaching strategy is called Problem-Based Learning, or PBL. PBL challenges students to attack messy, multidisciplinary problems as a team and struggle towards answers.

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