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Pluto: Note-taking & Research
The New Horizons spacecraft which launched in 2006 has just flown past Pluto and created enormous enthusiam. Your students will go crazy when they view Pluto for the first time with this powerpoint. As new images are sent back to Earth from the spacecraft, this PowerPoint will be revised, so the inf
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Science Readers' Theatre about Space: Poor Pluto
From my personal experience teaching elementary grades, there is never enough time for reading or science. This lesson integrates science content into a way for students to practice fluency and reading skills. It not only has science vocabulary about the planets but also uses challenging everyday wo
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Why is Pluto NOT a Planet? -nonfiction reading and visualizing activity EDITABLE
Students read and annotate information on Pluto, what defines a planet, and how Pluto fit into this definition. Students then do a visualization to help them understand the information. PRINT ALL MARGINS AT 0.5 Get this product at a HUGE savings as part of a bundle: Astronomy Resources Bundle: Non
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Don't Cry Pluto, Dwarf Planets Are Cool Too-Extended Response Writing
This activity is for any teacher who is looking for a strategy to help students to become better at the open-ended/extended response writing questions that they face on standardized state tests. My students like the template/graphic organizer so much that most choose to recreate it on their scrap pa
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Pluto: A Wonder Story by R.J. Palacio - a CCSS aligned close reading novel study
So exciting! Another sequel chapter to R.J. Palacio's Wonder! I can't get enough of these sequel chapters that give us even more insight into the life of Auggie Pullman. If you have read Wonder with your class, you MUST read Pluto (the only thing is, it only comes as a Kindle e-book, so you have to
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Cold Read- Pluto the Dwarf Planet-Standardized Assessment
Content Reading passage with FCAT 2.0/CCSS style questions. This a great cold read passage.12 Multiple choice questions
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Close Reading - Exploring Pluto
This informational text article about exploring the planet Pluto has everything needed for a full three readings. In addition to the full-page non-fiction article, there are text dependent questions and additional activities specific to each reading. Here is what is included - ready to use to cove
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Informational Text - Pluto Times
Includes a magazine style page of non-fiction text, comprehension questions that are text based, and a graphic organizer. The page of informational text is designed like a magazine page about Pluto with short articles, a chart, and a photo. The multiple choice comprehension questions are about
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Postcards From Pluto Solar System Planet Research
This is a great research project for the planets in the Solar System. Students will research facts on a single planet and write a friendly letter to create a postcard. The final project is modeled after postcards from the book "Postcards From Pluto" by Loreen Leedy. Included: Worksheet for studen
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Writing an Opinion About Pluto
Students wonder why Pluto isn't classified as a Planet any more. Dr. Robert Hurt explains why in an animated video clip from the Spitzer Science Center. I created a graphic organizer that assists students in planning a letter to an editor of a science magazine that expresses their opinion about Plut
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Should We Bring Planet Pluto Back?
This reader's theater is for a small group of 4. In it, Olivia believes that Pluto should be reclassified a planet again. Sam thinks it should be kept as a dwarf planet. The evidence is discussed and students are left with the decision. When this reader’s theater is over, students write a response s
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Shape of the Earth's Orbit-draw & compare Earth's elliptical orbit with Pluto's
A hands on activity and visual to show the shape of Earth's orbit. Many students believe that the earth has a very oval orbit, when in fact it is almost circular. This activity clearly shows the students earth's orbital shape- and causes a lot of 'OOOH'S!!!' from the students! This is a concept that
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Pluto Charon System Foldable
Here is a nifty new foldable that Features Pluto and Charon at the center of the Pluto Charon System with the four tiny moons orbiting the double planet. This foldable can be used as a quick research assessment. You can also purchase it bundled into my Pluto: Research & Note-Taking PowerPoint
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Astronomy Internet Activity "Pluto, Asteroids & Comets"
Student Internet investigation that explores the dwarf planet Pluto, asteroids and comets. The activity is divided into three parts. Part one gives students a good overview of Pluto's known physical characteristics including moons and the current New Horizon's spacecraft mission. Part one also dis
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Pluto and Clyde Tombaugh - Introduction and Activity - Pluto the Dwarf Planet
Pluto and Clyde Tombaugh - Introduction and Activity - Pluto the Dwarf Planet *Requested Product* Introduce students to the controversial Dwarf Planet "Pluto" and its discoverer Clyde Tombaugh. Page1- Pluto the Dwarf Planet - reading activity to explain Dwarf Planet and the New Horizons Spacecraft
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Science solar system astronomy interactive notebook planet foldables + Pluto 4-8
Fun and engaging solar system lesson! Foldables for every planet of our solar system and the dwarf plant Pluto are included! If you’re currently teaching a solar system unit please consider buying my solar system bundle at a HUGE discount! It is a growing bundle, which means that you will get this
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Myths in Ancient Greece and Rome - Proserpina, Ceres and Pluto
Students will be able to define in their own words what a myth is and what purpose it served in ancient Greece.. Afterward students will also identify the character change and answer questions when they read the myth: "The Kidnapping", the story of Proserpina, Ceres and Pluto.
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Pluto, the Maybe Planet
In 2006, Pluto was demoted. This move is still hotly debated. Introduce students to Pluto and its controversy with the nonfiction article in this packet. Keep them engaged with the cross-curricular worksheets and activity ideas that are also included.
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Solar System - Pluto Debate - Space
Pluto Debate: Do your students love to learn about Science? Do they enjoy a debate where they can learn new things and discover more about the solar system? Enter the world of the Pluto Debate in which students are thoroughly engaged in learning new things while they work towards proving whether or
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Pluto, The Ex- Planet
This is a nine frame power point that focuses on the planet, Pluto. It contains information, assignments and the "changed status". Pictures enhance this product.
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Pluto is not a Planet (song about the planets to the tune of Rudolph)
This is a simple song to the tune of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer about the planets. I did this with my 5th grade class and they absolutely loved it. Not only were they able to remember the order of the planets but also some extra information about Pluto and why it is no longer a planet.
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STEM Space -  From PLUTO with LOVE
Children love to gaze at the night sky and wonder. Looking and searching for answers and often ending up with more questions. Why does the moon change colour? Are there any pink planets? What is the most important thing when you look for aliens? Are there any heart shapes in space? Astonishing pictu
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Planets The Solar System Fun Facts Flashcards NOW INCLUDES PLUTO!!
This is a set with all the major planets ***AND now including that poor little dwarf planet called Pluto! It includes: The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Each flashcard has a front and back. Print both out, stick together and laminate. The flashcard
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Task Cards for "Pluto Visits Earth"
Thanks for looking at my product!! About this book Pluto visits Earth! Author: Metzger, Steve Illustrator: Lee, Jared D. Publisher:  Orchard Books Pub Year: 2012 Ages: 3-7  Grades: K-2 Summary:
Angry at being downgraded to a dwa
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Postcard from Pluto Planet Writing
This is a great activity that ties in with a Solar System unit. After learning about the Solar System, the students can write a postcard to a family member or friend describing what it is like on the planet that they are "visiting." Students write their postcard, address the postcard, decorate a s
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Pluto - Dwarf Planet - Article Lesson all the facts questions vocabulary info
Pluto - Dwarf Planet 2 page review article all the facts, information, history etc. questions vocabulary true/false
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Pluto Facts and Activities
Learn some fun facts, while doing some activities. Worksheet comes in color and black and white. FIND THIS WORKSHEET IN THE: ASTRONOMY WORKSHEETS - 24 PACK @ $3.25
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NOVA: Chasing Pluto Video Questions
NOVA: Chasing Pluto details the New Horizons mission to Pluto along with the history of Pluto’s discovery, and its controversial removal from the list of planets. The two-sided video worksheet consists of 48 multiple-choice questions, and an answer key is included. The Zip file download contains f
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NOVA: The Pluto Files Video Questions
This high-interest video documents the change in the planetary status of Pluto and its attendant controversy. The story is told by Hayden Planetarium director and "rock star" scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, whose decision to place the planetarium display for Pluto within the icy band of objects known
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PBS NOVA: Chasing Pluto Video Questions
This a worksheet of 20 questions that can be answered by students while watching the PBS NOVA documentary, Chasing Pluto. The questions come in the order they appear in the video. This video covers the New Horizons mission to Pluto. In addition to covering Pluto's physical characteristics, the video
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The Outer Planets No Prep Lesson with Power Point, Worksheet, and Pluto Debate
This lesson goes over how our gas giant planets were discovered, our estimates of how many moons each has, and unique features of each planet. The ending of this lesson explains how our once ninth planet Pluto is now categorized as a dwarf planet. The worksheet that is included follows along with th
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The Afterlife in Ancient Rome - Pluto, Proserpina and Jupiter
In this lesson students will read two Ancient Roman myths (the first, about Pluto, Ceres and Prosperina; the second about Jupiter and Pluto). Students will be expected to identify the character traits of the Gods and Goddesses of these myths, as well as complete comprehension that are specific to ea
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Pluto - Dwarf Planet - Power Point - Information Facts Pictures
Pluto - Dwarf Planet - Power Point - Information Facts Pictures Power Point - reviews full history, facts, and all the information on the dwarf planet Pluto
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The Gas Giant Planets and Pluto Bundle
Get the Gas Giant Planets series in this one bundle. Written from a creation perspective, each lesson includes an in-depth look at our Solar System's four gas giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) as well as a study on Pluto, comets, and asteroids. . PowerPoints, activities, and worksheet
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SOLAR SYSTEM Bump Game -- with and without PLUTO
These Solar System Science game printables teach students the names and locations of the planets of our Solar System. All you need are connecting cubes (or other playing pieces) and paperclips. Print and play this bump game today and be amazed at how quickly your kids master the planets and strength
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A Differentiated I-Cloze for iPads or Paper - Planets - Pluto SS010
A Differentiated I-Cloze for iPads or Paper - Planets - Pluto SS010 Reading in the Content Area A reading in the content area I-Cloze (Interactive Cloze) worksheets that are differentiated for elementary and middle school (3rd and 6th grades). The concepts are similar for each grade level with the
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"The Story of Pluto" Trifold Activity McGraw Hill Reading Wonders 5th Grade
This is a trifold activity for the non-fiction selection "The Story of Pluto" found in the McGraw Hill 5th Grade Reading Wonders Program, Unit 5. I use this activity with my students during a close reading of the story. I have also used this activity as a center during independent reading. It really
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Pluto Bookmark Solar System Coloring Page PDF Printable
Solar system themed bookmarks make studying astronomy more enjoyable. This listing is for a sheet of three bookmarks featuring Pluto which include spaces for students to write facts. The bookmarks are in black and white so that students can color them. These are great for teachers to use for back to
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Pluto Student Debate
Pluto- to be or not to be a planet? That is the question. This outlines the instructions, procedure and scoring of a student debate on this topic. RUBRIC INCLUDED!
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Visiting Pluto. The New Horizons Mission
Find out why Pluto was renamed a dwarf planet, where it is in the solar system and some of what we know from the New Horizons Mission. A flip e-book file included for both mac and PC. Works great on Smartboards. A pdf version also included.
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Solar System Sub Plans - Pluto
Great way to incorporate science literacy into your classroom. This article discusses geological activity on Pluto's surface and likens it to a lava lamp! Students enjoy learning about planetary bodies beyond are area of the solar system. Great homework assignment or warm up activity to begin a
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Acrostic Pluto Poem
This is a fun acrostic poem printable sheet for your students to use to describe the term based on their background knowledge or new research information! I will have other acrostic poems on my store as well so please check those out! I would love to have some feedback! If you have other words y
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The Solar System Picture Word Flash Cards without Pluto
Expand your student's vocabulary with these colorful flashcards containing pictures and words relating to the solar system. File includes three pages with 12 flash cards of the eight planets, sun, moon, and a spaceship. The last flashcard just contains the text, “The Solar System Flashcards”. Just
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Pluto and Persephone Love Poem & Paired Passage STAAR Reading
This is a love sonnet in iambic pentameter I wrote from the perspective of Hades/Pluto to Persephone. There also a short prose article written about the Greek Myth of Hades and Persephone. I included 10 Reading STAAR based questions, plus a link to a 5 question Kahoot quiz. I hope you enjoy. Please
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NGSS Assessment - Claim Evidence Reasoning - Should Pluto be a planet?
This assessment asks students to support a claim based on evidence following the NGSS model for instruction an assessment. Once you have a template for assessment, feel free to create your own assessments using different classroom content. Scored using a 4 point scale 4 - Goal, well supported argu
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Astronomy Video "The Outer Planets - Uranus, Neptune & Pluto"
Season 1 episode 11 "Universe: The Outer Planets" student video worksheet. (From the History Channel website): "New discoveries regarding the Outer Planets are creating a fundamental rethinking of our solar system. Uranus is a toxic combination of hydrogen, helium and methane. Scientists speculate
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Pluto and the Edge of the Solar System
This is a NO PREP TIME Astronomy lesson! This astronomy lesson is a vivid and engaging PowerPoint presentation with an objective, warm-up activity, the lesson itself, questions with answers, and cross curricular activities. It can be edited for your customization and printed out if desired. This
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Rings, Moons, and Pluto Vocabulary Word Search for Astronomy Students
Word Search covering the vocabulary that will be used when discussing Rings, Moons, and Pluto with Astronomy students.There are 16 words total. This can be used in conjunction with the Rings, Moons, and Pluto flash cards, cross word and quiz/worksheet.
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Pluto's Not a Planet Newspaper Writing
Students become reporters when they share the news about Pluto being named a dwarf planet. Templates for grades 1-3. Think sheet included as well as a why do you think Pluto is not a planet idea paper.
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Pluto
Pluto. Study the demoted "dwarf planet" Pluto with this reading comprehension and learn the following facts: * Diameter * Rotation * Planet's year * Satellites * Axis
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Is Pluto a Planet?  An Introduction to Evidence Quality and Modeling
Students will analyze 8 different pieces of evidence and rate the quality of the evidence. Students will then use the evidence to write a scientific conclusion defending one of the two models: Pluto is a planet or Pluto is NOT a planet. Students analyze real evidence presented by astronomers and
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Pluto, the Maybe Planet
In 2006, Pluto was demoted. This move is still hotly debated. Introduce students to Pluto and its controversy with the nonfiction article in this packet. Keep them engaged with the cross-curricular worksheets and activity ideas that are also included.
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