Scavenger Hunt - Tracking a Storm!

Track a Meteor Storm Online!

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 SCAVENGER HUNT I - Elementary Students

"Although some meteors streak through the sky every day and night, meteor activity greatly intensifies ten times during the year. Those periods are known as "meteor showers" and occur when the Earth passes through the orbit of a comet or the debris left behind by a comet."
Science Fact Finder

To help you understand the causes and effects of meteors and meteor showers, let's complete a scavenger hunt!

Starchild Web site at http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov.

   1. What is a comet?
   2. Many meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites come from comets. What is the difference between a meteoroid, a meteor, and a meteorite?
   3. What is a meteor shower?
   4. The Leonids are very famous meteor showers. In what month do they occur?

About the Leonids at http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=37812

   5. How did the Leonid Meteor showers get their name?
   6. Which moves faster, a Leonid meteor or a spacecraft?
   7. What comet produces the Leonid showers?
   8. When can you see the next Leonid showers?

When you're done, on the Starchild Web site, click Solar System (Level 1) page and try some Solar System Activities or play Games. You may do other spacey things at The Space Place.

  1. Learn about the different parts of an insect's body by clicking on the drawing. Name three parts of an insect's body.
Source: Entomology for Beginners
  2. What kind of ant is pictured on this Trek Nature page?
Source: Trek Nature
  1. Learn about the different parts of an insect's body by clicking on the drawing. Name three parts of an insect's body.
Source: Entomology for Beginners
  2. What kind of ant is pictured on this Trek Nature page?
Source: Trek Nature
  1. Learn about the different parts of an insect's body by clicking on the drawing. Name three parts of an insect's body.
Source: Entomology for Beginners
  2. What kind of ant is pictured on this Trek Nature page?
Source: Trek Nature
  1. Learn about the different parts of an insect's body by clicking on the drawing. Name three parts of an insect's body.
Source: Entomology for Beginners
  2. What kind of ant is pictured on this Trek Nature page?
Source: Trek Nature
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