March 22, 2012

Moon's Surface vs. Earth's Surface

We've been learning about the Moon's environment and comparing it to that of the Moon.  The kids learned the moon is made up of rocks, sand, and dust.  They also learned the dark areas on the moon are called seas.

I used sand, flour, and coco powder to make the Moon's surface.  We talked about rocks in space and how meteorites create craters.  The kids used magnetic marbles (meteorites) and dropped them onto the moon.

After they spent some time doing this we discussed the results.  If the marble didn't hit the moon at a high rate of speed it left a little crater while a more direct impact left a larger crater.

1 comment:

  1. You can tell they are learning and having so much fun! This is a great post! =)

    I would love for you to visit me if you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart