Season 6 episode 15 "Universe: Ride the Comet" student video worksheet. (From the History Channel website):
"Board a virtual space ship to travel along with a variety of comets; long and short period, sun grazers, comets masquerading as asteroids and comets still in deep freeze in the Oort cloud. Then ride along on the NASA probes that visited nearby comets."
This video activity can be used to review concepts in Astronomy Unit V "The Outer Planets" or in the Earth/Space Unit XIII "The Solar System." This episode explains the origin of comets; what they are made of and how they travel through the solar system. Worksheet activity contains questions that students can answer in order while watching the video. Answer key included. (The episode link to youtube is provided in the title if the video is not available on tape or DVD.)
Terms/concepts in the video include:
Deep Impact space probe
solar system origins
Comet Shoemacher-Levy 9
sun grazing comet
Astronomy Video "Universe: Ride the Comet"
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