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A day nobody wants for themselves, yesterday, August 24th, was National Pluto Demoted Day. No, not that Pluto. The used-to-be planet was reclassified in 2006 as a dwarf planet, and a lot has been learned about Pluto since its discovery in 1930. We have a big list of activities, books, and more about this *relatively* small chunk of rock and ice.
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Books About Pluto
- Pluto Gets the Call by Adam Rex (Author) & Laurie Keller (Illustrator)
- How to Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto: The cutting-edge space science of the solar system by Dean Regas (Author), Britannica Group (Author), & Aaron Blecha (Illustrator)
- The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson
- A Place for Pluto by Stef Wade (Author) & Melanie Demmer (Illustrator)
3D Print A Solar System
Pluto may be too small to be a planet, but you’ll still have to scale it down to 3D print a lifelike model like this! Get it done with ease using Sindoh 3D WOX1.
Download the file, slice it in the free software, then send it to print. It is really that easy! The 3D WOX1 has a long list of features such as automatic filament loading and remote monitoring to make it easy for users.
STEM Champions to Follow
- Twitter: @NASAspaceplace — NASA Space Place engages and inspires kids online with games, activities and articles.
- Instagram – mary_annings_revenge — Paleontologist 🦖 Librarian of rocks Science Communicator
- Instagram: astronautabbyofficial — Founder of The Mars Generation, a nonprofit dedicated to getting kids excited about space and STEM, & studying to become an astronaut & first on Mars.