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Grade Level: 9-12
Our Solar System,
Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud
New Horizons (Dwarf Planets)
Science Education Standards: History and Nature of Science, Standard G: Nature of science
Short Description: Students learn about the characteristics of planets, comets, asteroids, and trans-Neptunian objects through a classification activity. Students can then apply what they have learned by participating in a formal debate about a solar system object discovered by the New Horizons spacecraft and by defining the term "planet."
Source: New Horizons