Scope on the Skies: And then there were eight
Tue, Apr 26, 2011 8:07 PM
I really enjoyed this resource. I think that it is important for students to understand the re-classification process and why Pluto is no longer considered a planet. The article is relatively short and easy to comprehend, so I think that it is a very appropriate explanation. While the suggested questions are good guidelines, I think that teachers could improve upon them by adding more interacting components instead of just simple, straight-forward comprehension questions. Perhaps teachers could ask students their thoughts/ opinions/ predictions for the future. Overall, I think that this is a great resource to use as long as it is paired with other resources and adapted slightly for your particular class.