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Is Pluto A Planet?
Setting the Scene
Our Solar System
Moving Earth
Using Models
Because I Said So!
Is Pluto A Planet?
Mission To Pluto
Putting It All together

Lesson 7. This is a computer-based lesson. Information is provided on space missions past, present and future, many of which involve the UK. Information about how evidence is collected, which instruments are available and the planning of these missions is given.

Pupils use an interactive animation to design their own mission to Pluto, within a payload constraint. They must then explain what evidence they would be able to collect from the instruments they have chosen to put on a mission to Pluto. Should their mission receive the necessary funding, a video shows how the spacecraft would be tested at the CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory before launch.

Lesson Plan


Teacher Notes


PowerPoint Teacher Notes



Drag & Drop Blocks


How To Play 1

How To Play 2   Letter To The CCLRC

Mission To Pluto For The PC


Mission To Pluto For The Mac


PowerPoint Presentation


Space Test Facility At RAL

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