What Has New Horizons Taught Us About Pluto?

Did you know there are more than six hundred thousand minor planet objects in our solar system? A video shares the findings from New Horizons' fly-by of Pluto. The features were not as we expected, and we still can't answer many questions. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Look up your Pluto time on NASA's website
  • Before the video, challenge pupils to write down the number of moons Pluto has and offer bonus points for each one they can correctly name without looking it up
Classroom Considerations

  • Preview comments to determine whether they are appropriate before using with your class
  • The sixth video in a series of 22
Pros

  • The notes section offers many links to activities, articles, photos, and current research
  • Includes primary photos
  • Works well in a flipped or traditional classroom
Cons

  • None