How to Teach the Planets and Pluto?

Answer Many students begin learning about the planets in elementary science classes. Teachers often give students basic information regarding the order and nature of each planet. For many years scientists... Read More »

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How to Teach the First Grade About the Planets?

Teaching students about the planets can be an awe-inspiring activity for both the students and the teachers. First-graders may not be prepared for the complicated science behind planetary formation... Read More »

Why is pluto called pluto?

Pluto was first observed in 1930, 25 years after the American astronomer Percival Lowell first theorized its existence. Its naming continued a long-established tradition of naming planets after Rom... Read More »

When was pluto the dog first seen?

Pluto's image first appeared in the Mickey Mouse cartoon "The Chain Gang" in 1930, but at the time he did not yet have a name. He first appeared as Mickey Mouse's dog, Pluto, in the 1931 animated f... Read More »

How big is pluto's orbit?

According to NASA, Pluto has an irregular, oval-shaped orbit. At one point during the 248 years it takes Pluto to circle the Sun, this dwarf planet is an incredible 49.3 astronomical units from the... Read More »