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Phases of Charon

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Pluto, although no longer considered a planet, has five moons. Pluto's moon, Charon, is the focus of a resource that describes how the moon is viewed from the surface of Pluto. Photos help individuals see how Charon would look at different times of the year. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Model how Pluto rotates on its axis so classes see how its rotation is different than Earth's rotation
  • Model paragraphs one, two, and three to help pupils visualize the discussion
Classroom Considerations
  • Contains background information for teachers about Pluto's moon, Charon
  • To make discussion better, learners should have some knowledge about how moon phases occur
  • Part 10 in a series of 22 
  • This activity has classes visualizing something they cannot see, which requires higher order thinking
  • Interesting information
  • Does not provide any questions or an activity to further engage scholars
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