Comets
Teacher Page: Grab Bag

Index:

Other Resources Related to the Lesson
Other Resources Available at the Institute
Other Resources Available Outside the Institute
Images Used in the Lesson

References

Other resources related to the lesson:

One of the unique features of using the World Wide Web is the ability to move quickly and easily to other links of related topics. If you find an appropriate related link, don't forget to bookmark it for later use. These related links can play an important role in enhancing your lesson. You can use them to gather research information, learn the latest current events information, and introduce or follow up a specific lesson module. Here are some Web pages that relate to the topic:

http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/subject.html Photographs and captions available.

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/ Collect Solar System Trading Cards as you learn more about the objects in the Solar System.

Other resources available at the Space Telescope Science Institute:

http://www.stsci.edu/hst/ Read about the science instruments and mission operations of the Hubble Space Telescope.

http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/edugroup/resources.html This site shows how and where to get materials for classroom use.

Other resources available outside the Space Telescope Science Institute:

Below you will find a vast amount of information regarding the topic of Comets. The information comes from many sources other than the Insitute.

Some of the resources are quite in depth, and it is easy to get lost. It is suggested that you bookmark this page before you examine each source. That way, should you get lost, you can simply use the bookmark to return to the main page.

You may occasionally find a site "under construction," or you may find that a site is completely gone. There is no way to control such situations as the sites are out of Space Telescope Science Institute's control.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ This site offers an Astronomy Picture of the Day.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/spacewatch/ This is PBS's NOVA site. Here, you can find images of Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/373938.asp?cp1=1 Adding up the risks of cosmic impact. Researchers turn attention to smaller, more frequent blastsThis article includes many links.

http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/SegwayEd/lessons/CometsTale/com.html Learn more about comets.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/spacewatch/ NOVA online: The Doomsday Asteroid which includes a teachers guide, general information on comets and the specifics of Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake.

http://spacelink.nasa.gov/NASA.Projects/Human.Exploration.and.Development.of.Space/Human.Space.Flight/ This site includes instructional materials related to Man's exploration of space.

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/asteroid_software_000110.html Report written by Michael Paine about Simulating Armageddon on Your PC: Asteroid Impacts with Earth and the consequences.

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/planets/asteroidpage.html Information, observational data, and images concerning asteroids can be found here.

Images Used in the Lesson:

Customize your lesson! Below you will find the images and icons used in the lesson to create your own interactive lessons and overhead transparencies.

"Make A Comet" Ingredient: Ammonia ammonia.gif
"Make A Comet" Ingredient: Carbon carbon.gif
"Make A Comet" Ingredient: Carbon Dioxide carbondioxide.gif
"Make A Comet" Ingredient: Diamond diamond.gif
"Make A Comet" Ingredient: Methane methane.gif
"Make A Comet" Ingredient: Soduim sodium.gif
"Make A Comet" Ingredient: Rock Dust rockdust.gif
"Make A Comet" Ingredient: Formaldahyde formaldahyde.gif
"Make A Comet" Ingredient: Water/Ice waterice.gif
"Make A Comet" Ingredient: Graphite graphite.gif
"Make A Comet" Mixer mixer.gif
"Make A Comet" Magnifying Glass mag-small.jpg
"Make A Comet" Comet Result w/ 3 tails tail-dis.gif
"Make A Comet" Comet Result w/ 2 tails(top 2) tail-dix.gif
"Make A Comet" Comet Result w/ 2 tails (hi/lo) tail-dxs.gif
"Make A Comet" Comet Result w/ 1 tail (hi) tail-dxx.gif
"Make A Comet" Comet Result w/ 2 tail (bottom 2) tail-xis.gif
"Make A Comet" Comet Result w/ 1 tail (middle) tail-xix.gif
"Make A Comet" Comet Result w/ 1 tail (bottom) tail-xxs.gif
"Make A Comet" Comet Result no tail tail-xxx.gif
"Comet Action: Comet Tails" Real Images of Comets CometTailImages.jpeg
"Comet Action: Comet Tails" Dust and Two Tails hanon45_s.jpg
"Comet Action: Comet Tails" Ionized Gas Tail dier.gif
"Comet Action: Comet Tails" Dust and Ionized Gas Tail dru19_sx.jpg
"Comet Action: Comet Tails" Dust Tail pulver1.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 1 Hairy Comet image_1.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 1 Earth and Comet

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"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 1 Isaac Newton image_3.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 1 Calculations image_4.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 2 Girl, Dog Comet image_1.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 2 Greek Man image_2.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 2 Romans image_3.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 2 Chariot image_4.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 3 Edmund Halley image_1.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 3 Tapestry image_2.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 3 China image_3.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 3 Halley's Comet image_4.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 4 Watchers image_1.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 4 House image_2.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 5 Dinosaur image_1.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 5 Impact Map image_2.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 6 Hale Bopp image_1.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 6 Swift-Tuttle image_2.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 6 Hyakutake image_3.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 6 Halley image_4.jpg
"Comet Facts, Myths, and Legends" Fact 6 Shoemaker-Levy 9 image_5.jpg

References:

Books:

1.Levy, David. Impact Jupiter—The Crash of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.New York, NY: Plenum Press, 1995.

2.Lewis, John. Rain of Iron and Ice—The Very Real Threat of Comet and Asteroid Bombardment. Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1996.

3.Sagan, Carl and Druyan, Ann. Comets. New York, NY: Random House, 1986.

4.Schneider, Stuart and Etter, Roberta. Halley's Comet—Memories of 1910. New York, NY: Abbeville Press, 1985.

5.Pasachoff, Jay M. Astronomy: From the Earth to the Universe. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders College Publishing, 1991.

6.Potter, Robert & Goodman. The World Anthology. New York : Globe Book Company, 1987.

Publications:

1.Newburn, Ray. Periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy-9 Collides With Jupiter. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, July 1994.

2. Lind, Mary; Knecht, Pam; Dodge, Bill; Williams, Ana; and Wiebe, Arthur. Out Of This World. AIMS (Activities Integrating Science and Math) Educational Foundation, 1994.

Student Books & Computer Activities:

1."Where In Space Is Carmen Sandiego." Computer CD-Rom: Broderbund Software.

2. Cole, Joann. The Magic Schoolbus—Lost In The Solar System. New York, NY: Scholastic, 1990.

3. Simon, Seymour. Jupiter. New York: Mulberry Books, 1985.

4. Simon, Seymour. Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids. New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1994.

5. Van Cleave, Janice. Gravity Spectacular Science Projects. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1992.

6. Van Cleave, Janice. Astronomy For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

Periodicals:

1. Sky & Telescope

Beatty, Kelly. "Killer Crater in Yucatan," July 1991, p. 38.
Beatty, Kelly and Goldman, Stuart. "The Great Crash of 1994: A First Report," October 1994, p. 18.
Chapman, Clark. "Observing Jupiter At Impact Time," July 1994.
Gallant, Roy. "Journey To Tunguska," June 1994, p.38.
Pendleton, Yvonne. "Life From Stars?" March 1994, p.36.

2. Time

Nash, Madeleine. "How Did Life Begin?" October 11, 1993, p. 68.

3. The Planetary Report

Anderson, Charles,M. "Jupiter Watch: The Celestial Necklace Breaks," January/February 1994, p. 8.

4. Nature

Backes, Karl;Dowling, Timothy;Harrington, Joseph and LeBeau, Raymond. "Dynamic Response of Jupiter's Atmosphere to the Impact of Comet SL-9," April 7, 1994, p. 525.

5. Science

Morbidelli, Alessandro. "New Insights on the Kuiper Belt," June 26, 1998, p. 2071.
Shoemaker, Carolyn. "Space—Where Now, and Why?"November 27, 1998, p. 1637.