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Build Your Own Comet DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this classroom exercise, students will "build" a comet using representative materials. Learning outcomes, concepts, and a link to the comet "recipe" are provided. Safety tips, comet facts, and links to additional information are also included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
Subject:
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1996, National Optical Astronomy Observatories.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-458
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Objects in the sky
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Optical Astronomy Observatories Educational Outreach Office