A First Glimpse of Student Attitudes about Pluto’s “Demotion”

LoPresto, Michael C. (2006) A First Glimpse of Student Attitudes about Pluto’s “Demotion”. Astronomy Education Review, 5 (2). ISSN 15391515


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During the fall 2006 semester, following the International Astronomical Union’s decision to no longer classify Pluto as one of our Solar System’s planets, the author asked two sections of introductory astronomy students whether they thought that Pluto should still be considered a planet and why. This brief contribution describes the students’ responses to the decision at two points in the semester, before and after coverage of the Solar System.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2017 04:48
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/991

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