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M ETEORS, M ETEORITE, AND M ETEOROIDS Make sure that each individual in your group answers the following questions in COMPLETE sentences.

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1 M ETEORS, M ETEORITE, AND M ETEOROIDS Make sure that each individual in your group answers the following questions in COMPLETE sentences.

2 F INISH THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES : A meteoroid is…. A meteorite is.… A meteor is….

3 I F I FOUND A PIECE OF SPACE ROCK ON THE GROUND IN MY BACKYARD … It would be which of the following: A Meteor A Comet A Meteoroid A Meteorite Give evidence to support your answer

4 A NSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN YOUR SCIENCE NOTEBOOK. M AKE SURE TO WRITE IN COMPLETE SENTENCES. What do a shooting star and a meteor have in common? What is a meteor shower?

5 T AKING TURNS WITHIN YOUR GROUP, READ EACH PARAGRAPH ALOUD. M AKE SURE TO TAKE NOTES ! Like their asteroid relatives, meteorites have different compositions. There are three major types of meteorites- stony, metallic, and stony- iron. Many of the stony meteorites probably come from carbon-rich asteroids. Stony meteorites may contain organic materials and water.

6 M ETEOR, M ETEORITE, M ETEOROID Which of the follow is NOT a type of meteorite? A. Stony Meteorite B. Rocky-iron Meteorite C. Stony-iron Meteorite D. Metallic Meteorite

7 C OMETS

8 COMET QUESTION Answer the following question in your Science Notebook using complete sentences Do we, as Earthlings, have the materials needed to create a comet? If so, what materials are they? If not, what materials are we missing?

9 C OMET Q UESTION In your science notebook draw and label the parts of a comet.

10 C OMET Q UESTIONS Why do a comet’s two tails often point in different directions?

11 D WARF P LANETS

12 R EAD THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH ALOUD AS A GROUP. In 2006, astronomers developed a new category of objects, called dwarf planets. These objects orbint the sun and have enough gravity to pull themselves into spheres, but they still have other objects littering their orbit. There are at lease a dozen more objects that may turn out to be dwarf planets once scientists can study them

13 Q UESTION … What is a dwarf planet? How is a dwarf planet different than a regular planet?

14 R EAD THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH ALOUD All the known dwarf planets orbit beyond Neptune. A dwarf planet that orbits beyond Neptune is also called a plutoid. Most plutoids orbit the sun in the Kuiper belt. The Kuiper belt also included many other objects that are too small to be considered dwarf planets.

15 ASTEROIDS Read the paragraphs on asteroids (Page 114) aloud to your group. Make sure to write down key words and their definitions in your science notebook.

16 A STEROIDS Answer the Apply It! Questions 1-5 in your textbook. (Page 114)

17 A REAS OF THE S OLAR S YSTEM

18 I NDIVIDUALLY ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN YOUR SCIENCE NOTEBOOKS AFTER READING PAGE 111. Where is the asteroid belt located? Why do you think it is important that astronomers know where the asteroid belt is located?

19 D RAW THE AND LABEL A DIAGRAM OF THE ASTEROID BELT, K UIPER BELT, AND O ORT CLOUD IN YOUR SCIENCE NOTEBOOK. Then complete Figure 1: Areas of the Solar System in your book. (Page 111)


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