This was an experiment we did a few years ago. It’s an easy way to explore how meteors make craters on the moon!
Science Experiment: Making Moon Craters
- 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!
An excellent book to go along with this moon project is The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons. If you aren’t familiar with books by Ms. Gibbons, you should definitely check them out. She has a variety of books on science topics and other non-fiction books, too.
Find more of our Moon projects and crafts for kids here.
This post is part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids! You can link up your project with this month’s author, too!
Shore Girl says
Perfect timing — we are talking about space/solar system/ planets this week and next — this looks like something fun to add to our agenda!
What an awesome idea! I would have never thought to do this with the flour.