A Kid-Friendly Solar System

Resource ID#: 22610 Type: Virtual Manipulative

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General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 5
Intended Audience: Educators educators, Students
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Internet Connection
Instructional Time: 2 Hour(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: solar system, planets, asteroids, comets, moons, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Dwarf Planets, Kuiper Belt
Instructional Design Framework(s): Open Inquiry (Level 4)
Resource Collection: iCPALMS

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While commonly referred to as "shooting stars," meteors and meteor showers are, in fact, unrelated to stars. Instead, these streaks of light are the glow of interplanetary debris crashing into Earth's atmosphere. In this animated video adapted from NASA, learn about these "shooting stars" and the reasons behind annual meteor showers.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation