Moon Craters

Bekah loves her science through K12. The last unit of the year has been about the moon and an experiment was just the perfect way to enjoy it. She loves donning her goggles and getting down and dirty…

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A thick layer of sand, followed by a layer of flour, topped off with cocoa powder created a simulated moon surface for us to conduct our Moon Crater experiment.

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Once the ‘moon’ was complete, the next step was to simulate rocks battering the surface…

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Bekah learned that although God protects our Earth with an atmosphere that burns up almost all rocks headed for us, the uninhabited moon has no such protective layer and therefore ends up marred as rocks of varying sizes continually batter it.

The craters and \'moon dust\'

As evidenced by the cocoa powder all over the place, dropping the marbles and making the ‘moon dust’ go poof was a lot of fun. It would have been nice if we’d been able to get the marbles out each time by simply touching them with tape like the directions said, but we had to work at extracting them a little more than that! Another fun and learning science experiment!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Rene'
    Jun 08, 2008 @ 23:04:42

    Possibly use the Magnetix marbles :o) This looks fun!

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