Monday, August 28, 2006

Pluto Nonsense

Hmpf! Anyone who knows their planetary astronomy takes one look at Pluto and recognizes that it should never have been classified as a planet. Bye Bye! (Finally!)

Maybe a few grade school science teachers will take up this opportunity to teach a bit more than the basic memorization line. There is a lot of stuff out there besides the planets all zipping this way and that. The kids would probably love it. Think of the opportunities to learn how to pronounce strange names and tie in to less well known myths and mythologies. Show them how to identify a comet and they may want to get one with their own name on it. What a thought!
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