Saturday, March 22, 2014

Learn About Space

In How Oliver Olson Changed the World, Mrs. O'Neill's third graders are outraged to learn that Pluto is no longer considered a planet.  Crystal and Oliver even create their space diorama with Pluto on the outside holding a sign that says, "Let me in!"  Learn more about outer space, the planets and Pluto by checking out the following resources:

When is a Planet Not a Planet?: The Story of Pluto by Elaine Scott

Pluto's Secret: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery by Margaret Weitekamp

Destination Space by Seymour Simon

And visit these terrific sites on the web:

Discovery Kids: Our Solar System

Planets for Kids

Learn About the Dwarf Planet Pluto

National Geographic Kids: Is Pluto No Longer a Planet?

All About the Solar System

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