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Science Reading Activity- Comets, Asteroids, and Meteoroids

Science Reading Activity- Comets, Asteroids, and Meteoroids
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This is a two-page worksheet about comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. The first page is an informational text (approximately 600 words long) defining comets, asteroids and meteoroids and explaining where they come from. The second page has an illustrative diagram and crossword covering key terms and vocabulary which are highlighted in bold within the text. There are fourteen clues total. For example:

Clue: The flash of light that we see as a meteoroid burns up in the atmosphere.
Answer: Meteor

Clue: A frozen chunk of ice and dust which appears to have a bright tail when it nears the sun.
Answer: Comet

Clue: The ______ cloud surrounds our entire solar system.
Answer: Oort

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Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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