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by Elaine Scott

eBook When Is a Planet Not a Planet?: The Story of Pluto download ISBN: 0618898328
Author: Elaine Scott
Publisher: Clarion Books (August 20, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 48
ePub: 1579 kb
Fb2: 1244 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Science Nature and How It Works

Scott takes the 2006 downgrading of Pluto from planet to dwarf planet as a teachable moment for discussing questions such as how the number of planets has changed through the centuries, what can be called a planet, and how scientists come to conclusions—and occasionally change.

Scott takes the 2006 downgrading of Pluto from planet to dwarf planet as a teachable moment for discussing questions such as how the number of planets has changed through the centuries, what can be called a planet, and how scientists come to conclusions—and occasionally change their minds. Twenty years later, Piazzi found Ceres, which was considered the eighth planet.

The Story of Pluto, Elaine Scott provides significant information about plants, outer space, and how we came to. .

The Story of Pluto, Elaine Scott provides significant information about plants, outer space, and how we came to discover them. I liked the way she provided a background history of early Greek astrologists dating back to 1000 . Most notably, is Pluto a planet or not!? Although the title reflects only a single story related to our solar system (that of Pluto being demoted to a dwarf planet), Elaine Scott introduces significant astronomical discovers about outer space and early scientific understanding.

The Story of Pluto by Elaine Scott, an esteemed writer of non-fiction for children. Yet because of the history-making reassignment of Pluto from "planet" to "dwarf planet" on August 24, 2006, all books on the solar system are now out of date. Enter When Is a Planet Not a Planet?

The Story of Pluto by Elaine Scott, an esteemed writer of non-fiction for children. Scott is the first to put the answer to the title question into terms simple enough for a very young audience to understand, based upon the new definitions determined by the International Astronomical Union. Enter When Is a Planet Not a Planet?

The book does a very thorough job of explaining the process of how a body within our galaxy is deemed a "planet" and how Pluto lost its planetary distinction. The actual writing itself is very child friendly, as it is mature yet understandable for students in the 4 th -6 th grade range.

The book does a very thorough job of explaining the process of how a body within our galaxy is deemed a "planet" and how Pluto lost its planetary distinction.

Elaine Scott is one of the best non-fiction writer's writing for kids today. She's a great storyteller, but her stories are true

Elaine Scott is one of the best non-fiction writer's writing for kids today. She's a great storyteller, but her stories are true. This is the first post-Pluto demotion book to truly explain what happened to poor Pluto. But beyond that, Scott explains how scientists decide which of the celestial bodies is a planet and which are lesser pieces of turf. Especially great reading for boys (ages 8-14)!

Home Audio Books Science Astronomy When Is a Planet Not a Planet? . Scientists have argued for years over the answer to this question. And central to their debate has been Pluto, the tiny orb circling the Sun at the outermost reaches of our solar system

Home Audio Books Science Astronomy When Is a Planet Not a Planet?: The Story of Pluto. And central to their debate has been Pluto, the tiny orb circling the Sun at the outermost reaches of our solar system. On August 24, 2006, a group of astronomers made a big announcement: Pluto could no longer be considered a planet. This fascinating and breathtaking audiobook explains in simple terms how advancements in technology have changed our understanding of the universe - and exactly how and why the number of planets in our solar system went from nine to eight.

A dwarf planet is a planet like object that orbits the sun, has enough mass that its shape is influenced by gravitational forces than mechanical ones but is small that it cannot clear its neighborhood. Pluto is more than . billion miles from the sun, which is 40 times farther from sun than earth. Pluto is found in the region of space called Kuiper Belt and is the largest object in it. The Kuiper Belt is a shadowy disk-like zone present beyond the planet Neptune and is residence to thousands of small icy objects similar to Pluto.

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Is Pluto a Planet? tells the story of how the meaning of the word "planet" has changed from antiquity to the present day, as new objects in our solar system have been discovered.

Is Pluto a Planet? tells the story of how the meaning of the word "planet" has changed from antiquity to the present day, as new objects in our solar system have been discovered. The number of possible planets has ranged widely over the centuries, from five to seventeen.

Why Pluto is not a planet? A planet has to be the basic dominant gravitational body in its orbit, Pluto fails to meet this .

Why Pluto is not a planet? A planet has to be the basic dominant gravitational body in its orbit, Pluto fails to meet this criteria, as there are many objects similar to Pluto in and around its orbit. Pluto is only about . 7 times the mass of other objects in its orbit. In comparison, Earth has . million times the mass of other objects in its orbit. While Pluto may not be a planet anymore, its discovery has helped astronomers know more about our solar system and the region outside it. Therefore, it’s unlikely that our beloved Pluto will be forgotten anytime soon. In fact, NASA has launched a space craft named New Horizions that will study the dwarf planet Pluto.

Space and planets are topics of endless fascination to kids and part of every grade-school curriculum. Yet because of the history-making reassignment of Pluto from “planet” to “dwarf planet” on August 24, 2006, all books on the solar system are now out of date. Enter When is a Planet Not a Planet? The Story of Pluto by Elaine Scott, an esteemed writer of non-fiction for children. Scott is the first to put the answer to the title question into terms simple enough for a very young audience to understand, based upon the new definitions determined by the International Astronomical Union. Well-researched and accompanied by large, awe-inspiring photographs and paintings, this exciting new book makes clear what astronomers have argued about for decades.
Comments: (4)
Bukelv
Great Condition!
Legionstatic
I bought this book to supplement a nonfiction unit on the Solar System. The pictures were beautiful and the text informative.
Nern
This book is really about astrology, and scientists who study the solar system. I was looking for a book to explain to my preschooler why Pluto is no longer considered a planet. You have to read the whole book (and long explanations of a long list of astronomers from the 1500s to today)to get to the 3 pages that explain why scientists no longer consider it a planet.

This would be more suitable for a middle school child interested in the subject as a whole - it doesn't focus on Pluto.
Saberdragon
Elaine Scott is one of the best non-fiction writer's writing for kids today. She's a great storyteller, but her stories are true. This is the first post-Pluto demotion book to truly explain what happened to poor Pluto. But beyond that, Scott explains how scientists decide which of the celestial bodies is a planet and which are lesser pieces of turf. Especially great reading for boys (ages 8-14)!