In this activity, students do the following:
- Compare surface features on the nucleus of two comets.
- Explain some possible causes for differences between the two nuclei.
- List questions that they have about the surface of comet nuclei.
The student pages include images of comet Wild 2 (pronounced "Vilt-2") and comet Tempel 1 for students to compare the nucleus of each. The student pages also include a digital image analysis procedure for high school students.
Comparing Comets teacher pages
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Comparing Comets student pages
[94KB PDF file]