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Resources in “NSTA Daily Do: Why isn't Pluto a planet anymore?” Collection

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Engage:Fall20 Why isn't Pluto a planet? That's the Nature of Science! Collection

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1 NSTA Daily Do: Why isn't Pluto a planet anymore? Web Page
2 A plan or map of the Solar System projected for schools & academies 1846 (map) Web Page
3 Ceres (NASA Science Solar System Exploration)

Description: Provides information on the timing of Ceres' (and Pallas, Juno and Vesta's) reclassification from planets to asteroids. While astronomer William Herschel, famed discover of Uranus, began the conversation as early as 1802, this NASA resource identifies 1863 as the year Ceres was widely accepted as an asteroid.

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4 Rand McNally's Modern Space Map c. 1950 (map) Web Page
5 Data for Planets Identified on Solar System Maps (Excel spreadsheet)

Description: This Excel spreadsheet includes Table 1. Planets Identified on A Plan or Map of the Solar System Projected for Schools and Academies (1846) and Table 2. Planets Identified on Rand McNally's Modern Space Map (c. 1950)

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6 Planets Identified on A Plan or Map of the Solar System (1946) PDF Web Page
7 Planets Identified on Rand McNallys Modern Space Map (1950) PDF Web Page
8 Tumble Science: The Search at the Edge of the Solar System Web Page
9 NASA Science Solar System Exploration - Kuiper Belt Web Page
10 NASA's New Horizons Mission Flies by Pluto Web Page
11 Sizing Up Pluto (NASA JPL Problem Set) Web Page
12 Science 101: Why is Pluto no longer a planet? (Science and Children) Web Page
13 Ceres and Pluto: Dwarf Planets as a New Way of Thinking about an Old Solar Syste Web Page