The Grade 5’s are looking at the solar system this term and would like to know why Pluto is no longer a planet but a dwarf planet.
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Wondering of the Week
February 14, 2014 at 2:47 pm
February 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm
February 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm
Today, Pluto is called a “dwarf planet.” A dwarf planet orbits the sun just like other planets, but it is smaller. A dwarf planet is so small it cannot clear other objects out of its path.
February 14, 2014 at 6:12 pm
I like the way this wondering is a few sentences long – but what does this mean ” .. A dwarf planet is so small it cannot clear other objects out of its path.”? This is a bit confusing to me. Could you explain that part for me please?
I think a dwarf planet is an object that is quite big but maybe not big enough to have it’s own atmosphere or very strong gravity.
February 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm
I think a dwarf planet is a planet thats to small.
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