April 7, 2013

The Moon's Environment

Our focus has been looking at the moon's environment.  The moon is made up of rock, sand, and dust.  The kiddos looked at some close up pictures of the moon's surface and craters.

We learned the craters were formed when rocks hit the moon.   Students conducted an experiment where they had to create craters on the moon.

I filled a pie pan with sand, flour, and topped it off with coco powder.  This represented the moon's surface.

Each student was given a marble (which represented a rock).  The kids worked in groups making as many craters as they could.  They began by sitting on the floor but were soon standing and dropping their rocks onto the moon.

Here are few pics!

I also uploaded a couple of Outer Space Math Activities to my TpT Store!

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