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The Slice: 3rd graders rank planets for Earth Day

Ram Khadka shows his daughter, Roselyn, 3, a location along the coast of Japan as the pair visit Earth Day 2015 on Saturday in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Khadka and his family are from Bhutan but are refugees from Nepal. (Dan Pelle)
Ram Khadka shows his daughter, Roselyn, 3, a location along the coast of Japan as the pair visit Earth Day 2015 on Saturday in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Khadka and his family are from Bhutan but are refugees from Nepal. (Dan Pelle)

Third graders at Spokane's Balboa Elementary School ranked the planets as an Earth Day salute.

Here is a sampling of their work.

"I think that Pluto should be first because it is a dwarf planet and it should get hotter," wrote Blythe.

Apparently she viewed this planet placement business in literal terms.

A young scholar named Nathan was thinking along the same lines.

"Mercury is too hot. It needs to be last and cool down."

A kid named Elijah suggested that whatever arrangement works best for "astrnots" is fine by him.

Isaac wrote, "I like Saturn the way it is."

I suspect many of us feel that way. More here.




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.