Background - Research

To understand the reasoning behind the International Astronomy Union's decision to demote Pluto's status to that of a Dwarf Planet, please read the following resources:

  1. An Overview of the Solar System
  2. Views of the Solar System
  3. The Eight Planets

Galactic Debate

Students are to divide into two teams to hold the Galactic Debate

The process is outlined in the linked page. 


1. After holding the Galactic Debate, students are to form into groups of four - five students. This will be your team throughout the part of the WebQuest.

2. Select the type of performance your group would like to carry out. You have a choice of two: 





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Last updated September 2006