Comets > Overview: Comet 9P/Tempel 1 facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Comet 9P/Tempel 1"
Description:
Fast Facts: Comet 9P/Tempel 1 lists in a table the comet's age, location, average distance from the Sun, diameter, mass, orbital period around the Sun, and other distinguishing facts. A picture of the comet is included.
Format(s) available: Printer-friendly web page
Grades: Adaptable, at teacher's discretion
How to use it in the classroom

Fast Facts: Comet 9P/Tempel 1 can be used alone to:

Find information about comet 9P/Tempel 1.

Fast Facts: Comet 9P/Tempel 1 can be used in conjunction with other solar system themed tables to:

Recognize and order large numbers. Students arrange the Sun, planets, comets, and asteroids from smallest to largest mass and/or diameter.

Compare asteroids to comets. Have students construct a graphic organizer comparing the features of asteroids with those of comets.

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Comets > Overview: Comet 9P/Tempel 1 facts