Case of the Disappearing Planet



The name's Watcher. Skye Watcher. And this gumshoe is on the job to discover what happened to Pluto. Students play detective, collect clues, and travel through time to examine how people have viewed planets and how new technology and discoveries have changed how we determine what's a planet. From Bay's Mountain Planetarium; converted to fulldome by Ward Beecher Planetarium.

Broad topics includes "on the shoulders of giants" is how science advances, asteroids and Kuiper Belt objects orbit the sun differently than the planets, and good illustrations of scientific method.


Recommended Audience

grades 3 - 6

Recorded portion

28 min


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