Sect 10.4

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Sect 10.4

  1. 1. 6 th Grade Science Chapter 10 The Solar System Notes Section 10.4
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is a comet? </li></ul><ul><li>A comet consist of dust, rock, and ice. Billions of comets surround the solar system in the Oort Cloud. </li></ul><ul><li>What are meteoroids, and meteors? </li></ul><ul><li>When meteoroids burn up in the atmosphere they are called meteors. Meteor showers occur when the Earth crosses the meteor’s orbital path. </li></ul>Key Questions 1
  3. 3. Hale-Bopp Comet April 1997
  4. 4. Halley’s Comet 1986
  5. 6. Meteor Shower
  6. 7. <ul><li>What is an asteroid? </li></ul><ul><li>An asteroid is a piece of rock similar to the material that formed into the planets. </li></ul><ul><li>Where do many asteroids occur? </li></ul><ul><li>Many asteroids occur between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. </li></ul>Key Questions 2
  7. 9. Artist Conception of Asteroid Collision with Earth

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