Online Explorations: Comet Facts, Myths and Legends

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Comet Facts, Myths and Legends Education Standards
Grade level: 5-8 —Target grade: 7
Learning Outcomes Common Core Standards for English Language Arts

Students will read to learn about comet facts, history, and discoveries.

Grades 6-8 Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects
Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.

Additional information for using this Online Exploration

Students should:

  • Understand the difference between a fact, a legend and a myth.
  • Be able to read grade-level appropriate material.

Common misconceptions
Students may think that:

  • The solar system only consists of the Sun and planets.
  • Comets are not a part of the solar system.
  • Comets are similar to asteroids.
  • All comets always look the same and don’t change their appearance.

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Overview Description/Lesson Overview | How to prepare for an "Online exploration" | Subject | Concepts | Prerequisites | Target Audience/Grade Levels | Preparation Time | Execution Time | Field Tested | Last Update
Science Background Science Background | Words from the Scientist | References
Lesson Plan Goal/Purpose | Desired Learning Outcomes | Prerequisites | New Vocabulary | General Misconceptions | Preparation Time | Execution Time | Physical Layout of the Room | Materials | Procedure/Directions | Evaluation/Assessment | Solutions | Follow-up Activities/Extensions | One-Computer Classrooms | Classrooms without Computers | Home Schooler
National Standards Learning objectives matched with relevant education standards.
Grab Bag Other Resources Related to the Lesson | Other Resources Available at the Institute | Other Resources Available Outside the Institute | Images Used in the Lesson | References
Computer Needs Web Browser | Plug-ins | Computers | Operating Systems | Hints and Tips | Troubleshooting
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