In this audio segment from PRI's The World Science Podcast we learn that the ancient Hebrews gave five planets, and Earth, Hebrew names. As Uranus and Neptune had not then been discovered, Israelis later adopted the Western names for these planets, but The Hebrew Language Academy, a government funded institution that coins new Hebrew terms, wants to change this and is asking the public to decide on new Hebrew names for the two planets. This podcast explores the inspirations behind some of the 2000 suggestions, and reveals the finalists to be voted on this year.
The World Science Podcast is a weekly production of The World.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.