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KS3 Science & Maths - Breaking News!: Asteroid Anarchy and Comet Chaos

Information to help you create a science and maths news flash, mini-documentary or advert (year 8) - compiled by your Librarians.

Asteroid Anarchy and Comet Chaos

Near-Earth Object

Stimulus Questions

  • What are asteroids and comets?

  • Where are they and how many are there?

  • Until recently, no-one really cared about asteroids.  Why has this changed?

  • What is the Barringer crater?

  • Where are the dinosaurs?

Find more information...

Have a go at finding some more information using the search engines in the boxes below.  Sweet Search and ipl2 both look for useful information for students on the internet. 

Here are some ideas of keywords to search for, also try combining two words such as "impact asteroid" or "comet dinosaurs".

Sweet Search - a search engine for students

Try to find out more using Sweet Search, a search engine designed to help students find reliable information.

Rendezvous with a Comet

BBC Bitesize

New Scientist

If you would like some more in depth information, try the following link:


Ask an Astronomer

Amazing Space

Books in the Senior Library

DVDs in the Senior Library

Asteroids - POPSCI

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Impact earth!