Asteroids, Meteors and Comets

This short course explores asteroids, comets, and meteors, and uncovers what makes them different from each other.

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What is in this Course?

In this short course, we’re going to explore asteroids, comets, and meteors and discover what makes them different from each other.

Did you know that these objects can actually have an impact on our solar system? We’ll talk about how they affect things and even learn about the potential dangers they pose to our very own Earth. It’s important to understand what’s out there in space!

First, we will  dive into the world of meteors. We’ll find out that meteors have different names depending on where they are. We’ll explore what makes a meteor different from a meteorite and a meteoroid. It might sound tricky, but we’ll make sure to illustrate it so you can understand it better.

In the last part of our adventure, we’ll uncover the amazing secrets hidden inside meteorites. We’ll learn what they’re made of and how they can tell us fascinating things about the universe that’s far, far away. It’s like discovering a cosmic treasure!

So, get ready for a short course filled with discovery! We’ll have fun exploring small bodies in our solar system, understanding their differences, and uncovering the mysteries of meteorites. Let’s embark on this awesome journey together!

Teaching program

The teaching program is designed to walk teachers through the process of teaching about asteroids, meteors and comets. The document is aligned with the curriculum but can be downloaded and edited to suit the needs of your school or state. The course documents include real-world learning opportunities in which students use the knowledge they have just gained, to improve the lives and the knowledge of those around them.

Real World Learning

Although this course is outer-worldly, the activities have been designed for children to develop their knowledge and impart this knowledge with younger children. In this way, they develop leadership skills and empowers a young learner!