This handout is designed to be printed double-sided, and has two handouts per page. On one side is a brief comparison of comets, asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites. On the other side is a description of what a meteor shower is, plus a list of the notable meteor showers (with peak dates) for 2018.
The file is available in both MS Word and PDF formats.
This is the twenty third video of the Crash Course – Astronomy series, hosted by Dr. Phil Plait. This video surveys the different types of meteors, and describes the differences between meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids.
From the video description:
Table of Contents:
- What Meteors Are 0:59
- Meteor Shower 4:22
- What Meteors Are Made Of 7:10
- Very Big Meteorites Can Be a Very Big Problem 8:36