Asteroids, Meteors, and Meteorites is the first half of the seventeenth episode of Ready Jet Go!.
Sydney is determined to beat her mystery competitor at a video game of “Astro-Tracker.” When Face 9000 tells the kids about the Asteroid Belt, Sydney realizes that the best way to learn about asteroids is to see them for herself. Celery flies them out to space, and the kids learn the difference between an asteroid, a meteor, and a meteorite. Worried at first, Sydney learns that only the rare asteroid (called a meteorite) makes it all the way to Earth, so she decides that she’ll become really good at “Astro-Tracker” to prepare for the future when she can be on a team of scientists who track rogue asteroids.
- Jet Propulsion
- Sean Rafferty
- Sydney Skelley
- Sunspot Propulsion
- Carrot Propulsion
- Celery Propulsion
- Face 9000
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.
- Astro-Tracker is a real game that you can play on the PBS Kids website.
- The mystery competitor (DotSun) was Sunspot all along.
- This episode takes place on Father's Day, which means this episode took place on the third Sunday of June.
- Jet, Sean, and Sydney sing a little bit of How Come the Moon Has Craters? in this episode.
- The official PBS description says that Sean is the main focus of this episode, but it's actually Sydney.
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