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Asteroids, Meteors, and Meteorites/Mindy's Meteorite Stand

Asteroids, Meteors, and Meteorites - Sean is determined to beat his mystery competitor at a video game of "Astro-Tracker." When Face 9000 tells the kids about the Asteroid Belt, Sean realizes that the best way to learn about asteroids is to see them for himself. Celery flies them out to space, and the kids learn the difference between an asteroid, a meteor, and a meteorite. Worried at first, Sean learns that only the rare asteroid (called a meteorite) makes it all the way to Earth, so he decides that he'll become really good at "Astro-Tracker" to prepare for the future when he can be on a team of scientists who track rogue asteroids. Curriculum: Asteroids are small solar system bodies that orbit the Sun. Asteroids are similar to comets but do not have a visible coma (fuzzy outline and tail) like comets do. A meteor is a small asteroid that burns up as it passes through the Earth's atmosphere. A meteorite is a piece of asteroid that survives falling through the Earth's atmosphere and collides with the Earth's surface. Mindy's Meteorite Stand - When Mindy and Sunspot are digging in the yard, they discover a unique rock that Mindy is convinced is a meteorite. The kids conduct a series of tests to find out and amazingly the rock passes each test. "Meteorite fever" grips the neighborhood, as Mindy sets up a stand so people can see her meteorite, and bring her rocks to assess. In the end, a DSA scientist confirms that Mindy's rock actually isn't a meteor... but, wait, the random rock Mindy's sitting on is! Curriculum: Meteorites are pieces of space rocks (asteroids) that break up when they hit the Earth's atmosphere and fall in small pieces. Meteorites are older than any rock from Earth, and share certain characteristics: density (high), attraction to a magnet, and rust.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 55 seconds

Episode Number: 117

Future Broadcast times for "Ready Jet Go!": (show all)

Thu, Mar 21 7:00 A.M. Mindy Turns Five     NHPBS
Thu, Mar 21 5:30 P.M. Asteroid Belt Space Race/Sydney 2     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Mar 22 1:30 A.M. Asteroid Belt Space Race/Sydney 2     NHPBS KIDS
Fri, Mar 22 7:00 A.M. Freebird/Sean's Robotic Arm     NHPBS
Fri, Mar 22 5:30 P.M. A Visit from Uncle Zucchini/Mindy's Weather Report     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Mar 23 1:30 A.M. A Visit from Uncle Zucchini/Mindy's Weather Report     NHPBS KIDS
Sat, Mar 23 10:00 A.M. Mindy Turns Five     NHPBS
Sat, Mar 23 5:30 P.M. Solar System Bake-Off/Kid-Kart Derby     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Mar 24 1:30 A.M. Solar System Bake-Off/Kid-Kart Derby     NHPBS KIDS
Sun, Mar 24 5:30 P.M. You Can Call Me Albedo/The Tide Is Hig     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Mar 25 1:30 A.M. You Can Call Me Albedo/The Tide Is Hig     NHPBS KIDS
Mon, Mar 25 7:00 A.M. A Hammer and a Feather/Commander Mom     NHPBS
Mon, Mar 25 5:30 P.M. I Feel The Earth Move/Zerk Visits Earth     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Mar 26 1:30 A.M. I Feel The Earth Move/Zerk Visits Earth     NHPBS KIDS
Tue, Mar 26 7:00 A.M. Ain't No Mars Mountain High Enough/Treasure Hunt     NHPBS


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