Investigating Dwarf Planets

What makes something a planet? Is Pluto a planet?

This set of resources introduces students to the story of Pluto and its history. Through the accompanying slide pack and activities, students will be encouraged to try and define a planet and decide which statements might apply to other space objects. They will then apply this learning to the five dwarf planets in our solar system and the Kuiper belt.

Age Range: 10-13
Prep. Time: 5 minutes
Lesson Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Cost per activity: Low
Includes the use of: Internet (optional)

Teacher Slide Pack

Teacher Guide

Student Guide and Activity Sheets

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