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Comets Find it! in Zoom Astronomy
- Print-out for Grade 3-5

Use the section on the comets to answer the following questions.

1. What celestial body do comets orbit?_________________


2. What is the nucleus of a comet made of?_______________________


3. Is a comet's coma solid, liquid, or gaseous?_______________________


4. When is the tail of a comet visible?_______________________


5. Are comets in circular or elliptical orbits? _____________________


6. Name a well-known comet whose visit was recorded in ancient times _______________________


7. What is the name for the process in which a solid matter (like a comet's nucleus) goes directly to a gaseous state?_______________________


8. Does a comet's tail ever face the Sun? _______________________


9. What happens when the Earth crosses a comet's orbit and encounters comet debris? ______________________


10. What is the name of a comet that crashes into the sun (or gets so close that it burns up)? ______________________



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Level: Grade 3-5 Subject: astronomy, science, reading, writing, introduction to research on the Internet


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