Several videos are available through NASA's Central Operation of Resources for Educators (CORE). A search using the word "comet" produces several products, including the following:
The Magic School Bus: Out of This World, Scholastic Publications, Inc., 1997, Libraryvideo.com #K9546
Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets: Vol. 4, Phoenix Multimedia, 2000, Libraryvideo.com #N0344
Comets and Meteors, Bill Nye, Walt Disney Productions, 1997, Product #110484 (to order, phone: 616-365-2232; fax: 616-365-2222; e-mail: email@example.com)
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors
Out of This World: A Book About Space Rocks (The Magic School Bus)
Comets and Meteors: Visitors from Space
Comets and Shooting Stars
Comets (Let's Read and Find Out Science Books)
Discovering Comets and Meteors (Isaac Asimov's New Library of the Universe)
The Comet and You
Can You Hitch a Ride on a Comet? (A Question of Science Book)
Halley Came to Jackson
Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids
Luck Follows Me
Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors
Comets and Meteor Showers
Comets (First Book)
Comets, Asteroids, and Meteorites (Kaleidoscope: Space Series)
Seeing the Sky: 100 Projects, Activities & Explorations in Astronomy
Cosmic Phenomena: Comets, Meteor Showers, Eclipses
Meteors, Meteorites, and Meteoroids (Out of This World)
Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids
Enchanted Learning's comet page provides a well-illustrated introduction to comets for children ages 8-15. The site features related facts, games, puzzles, and other activities, as well as links to other sites.
Enchanted Learning's meteoroid page gives a clear and concise overview of meteoroids, meteorites, and meteors for children ages 8-15. Interesting facts are provided on sidebars, along with quizzes and links to other sites for further exploration.
By typing "meteors" in the search bar on the NASAKids site visitors will access over 30 articles on meteors and meteor-related topics. Viewers ages 8 and up will find this site both instructive and enjoyable, with several articles offering an audio component, links, and fun facts.
The Alder Planetarium presents Something Fell from the Sky!, a read-only interactive site for children ages 5-8. Utilizing simple characters, the site reveals information about comets and meteors.
Captain Comet, from the NASA Stardust mission, is an interactive Web site for children. Younger children can unscramble images, piece together puzzles, and learn more about planetary science. While the information covered is broad, there are plenty of comet references and resources.
NASA's Deep Impact Mission Education Web pages offer activities, puzzles, word-search games, crossword puzzles, and brain teasers for children of all ages.
NASA's StarChild explores comets, asteroids, and meteoroids through a worksheet designed to assess children's understanding and learning about these planetary bodies. The worksheet accompanies well-illustrated and animated information sheets for younger children and older children.
The Comet's Tale is an interactive series of learning modules for children ages 9-13. Lessons are estimated to cover 8-10 class periods. Children explore the origin, characteristics, and history of comets. The site includes animations, activities, and interactive games.
Windows to the Universe provides basic information about comets on multiple levels in English or Spanish. Illustrations, images, and an interactive animation of a comet's orbit and interaction with the solar wind. Comet news and comet mission updates are provided.
Explore comets, meteoroids and meteorites, the Oort cloud, and the Kuiper belt in Calvin Hamilton's Views of the Solar System. Images, facts, and general information are provided for young adults and adults.
The Nine Planets contains facts and historical information about comets, meteors, and the Kuiper belt and Oort cloud. Each subject is accompanied by images, illustrations, and an "open issues" section that shares yet-to-be-answered questions. For young adults and adults.
Meteors and the Native Americans, from Gary W. Kronk's Comets & Meteor Showers , shares several of the intriguing beliefs of Native American cultures regarding these moving bodies in the sky. For children ages 12 and up.
NASA's Planetary Photojournal offers asteroid and comet images with detailed captions.
Sky and Telescope 's Meteor Page keeps visitors up to date with the latest predictions for meteor viewing and provides substantial background information and viewing tips. Information on upcoming meteor showers is also provided.
NASA's Perseid Meteor Shower site offers information, a starchart, and streaming audio of the Perseid Meteor Shower as well as links to other sites covering this annual phenomenon. Suitable for ages 10 and up.
The Leonid Shower site from NASA's Ames Research Center extends a wealth of information on the Leonid meteors for adult viewers including animations, illustrations, photographs, and background facts on meteors and meteor showers in general.
The American Meteor Society is a scientific organization of amateur and professional astronomers who observe and monitor meteors, meteor showers, and fireballs. The site offers some introductory information, images, and tracking tools.
The Comet Observation Home Page of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory includes recent news and observations, finder charts and orbital diagrams, image archives, and a general information section.
The Near-Live Comet Watching System is designed to allow visitors to view recently uploaded images of comets. You can even register to upload your own images, pending approval.
Hubble Video Clips contain an animation of Comet Hale-Bopp's nucleus. This animation is not for online viewing as the files are very large and intended for playback on dedicated video players (not desktop computers). Watch the comet jet off ice and dust as it rotates into the heat of sunlight.
Tailing a Comet, from NASA's Deep Space 1 mission, offers information about present and future comet missions, as well the latest news and discoveries and a general interest section on comets.
Stardust, NASA's comet sample return mission, sampled Comet Wild 2 in January 2004 and is due to return material to Earth in January 2006. The site includes images, facts, and an education section with a future vision for space exploration.
NASA's Deep Impact Mission will encounter Comet Temple 1 in July 2005. The spacecraft will release a projectile that will impact the planet and excavate a hole in the surface of the nucleus. The spacecraft will monitor the emissions from the fresh surface and relay its readings back to Earth. Follow the mission and learn with the scientists!
Comet Hyakutake, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, offers more than 1000 images of this comet.
Comet Hale-Bopp, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, offers the largest collection of images of this famous comet along with additional information.