My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine ____________.
News this morning is that Pluto, once the ninth planet, and the "Pizzas" that ended this pneumonic device for remembering the order of the planets that I learned in 4th grade and have been struggling to get out of my head ever since, has been stripped of it’s planetary status.
In case you plan to cover this with your students today (those of you who are back in school) — unitedstreaming has tons of videos on the solar system, but I particularly like "Exploring Space: The Outer Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto"
I love anything to do with space and the space program, so I find this news very cool. However — this means we’ll have to come up with a new pneumonic device to remember the order of the planets.