The Coolest Things We Didn't Know About Pluto Two Years Ago

What are the characteristics of Pluto? After many years, scientists are finally gaining knowledge about Pluto's surface. Using an exciting video from the SciShow Space series, learners investigate Pluto's surface by viewing images that were taken of the planet in a space exploration fly-by. They also discover the importance of other discoveries about Pluto during the exploration.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as a hook to introduce planetary bodies or to guide research
  • Give to scholars as an extension activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires some scientific background knowledge
  • Contains interesting facts
  • Includes attractive, engaging images
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