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Note: Most of these activities were written during the planning of the mission and prior to encounter with comet Tempel 1. Any activities in PDF format are best viewed using version 4.0 or higher of Acrobat Reader. Click here for a free download of the latest version if you have Acrobat 3 or earlier.

Also, check these out:
Crossword Puzzles
Word Search Games
For Logic Puzzles, see Brain Twisters
For Math Problems, see Mission Challenges
Space Place Science Results

Take a look at the Discovery Zone for more games and activities to introduce your students to comets.

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Teaching with Story and Song
Teaching with Story and Song
Grades K - 7
Teach about comets blending myth, story, song and hands-on activities.
Make a Comet and Eat It
Make a Comet and Eat It
Grades 2 - 10
Build your ice cream comet with "debris" and then use your senses to simulate a spectrometer.
Comet on a Stick
Comet on a Stick
Grades 2 - 12
Find out how the mission team turns challenges into solutions through comet modeling. Work as a collaborative team.
Exploring Comets and Modeling for Mission Success
Exploring Comets and Modeling for Mission Success
Grades 2 - 12
Begin with comet basics and follow the scientist's process to develop a theory, test, update their information and ask new questions.
Eyes on the Skies: Observing Comets
Eyes on the Skies: Observing Comets
Grades 9 - 12, 1 to 4 weeks
A guided inquiry that involves an observation of a faint comet over time.
High Power Activity
High Power Activity
Grades 8 - 12, 1 week
Students engage in a decision-making process that focuses on collaboration and communication strategies. Based on a true challenge to add a camera to the spacecraft.
Designing Craters
Designing Craters
Upper middle and high school, 2 to 3 weeks
Find out what it takes to make the right kind of crater in Tempel 1. And what it takes to observe it.
Collaborative Decision Making
Collaborative Decision Making
Upper middle and high school, 3 weeks
This activity covers the challenges of collaborating as a mission team with processes of inquiry, problem solving and team work.
Meet our Master Teachers
Meet our Master Teachers
These educators from across the country are trained in Deep Impact mission information and comet and mission activities.
 
 
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Last Updated: 28 Jun 2010