Classroom Activity

Comet on a Stick!
First page of Comet on a Stick!

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Audience: Educators
Grades: 3-5

In this activity, students
  • Build a model of a comet to study the way the sun affects it.
  • Simulate the sun's solar wind as it interacts with the comet.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their comet model.
The student pages explain the activity, define "comet," list facts about comets for students to model, and prompt students to improve their models by asking them questions about their creations.

Comet on a Stick! Teacher Pages  [110KB PDF file]
Comet on a Stick! Student Pages  [100KB PDF file]