Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Experiment: Making Moon Craters

Here is an easy way to explore how meteors make craters on the moon!

You need:
Dish or tray
Small, round objects (marbles, jawbreakers, ping pong balls, etc.)

1)  Place flour in tray and smooth.  Drop round objects (we used jawbreakers left over from a parade) from various distances in the tray.

2)  Carefully remove the round objects.  Talk about the differences in the depths of the "craters".  Smooth and try again if desired!

We had fun making a mess after our experiment!

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Blogger Shore Girl said...

Perfect timing --- we are talking about space/solar system/ planets this week and next --- this looks like something fun to add to our agenda!

September 22, 2010 at 3:20 PM  

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