We’ve done this activity before, but I wanted to try it again with little H, especially as this week is World Space Week.
What you need:
A shallow metal pan
Plain white flour
marbles and different sized balls.
- Fill the pan about 2 cm deep with flour, lightly sprinkle the drinking chocolate to cover the entire surface.
- To make a model of the surface of the moon, drop the marbles into the pan, the marbles act as the crashing asteroids and comets.
- Notice how the marbles make craters in the pan. The soil below the surface ( white flour ) is brought to the surface.
- Try with different sizes and weights of balls and see if the craters are deeper or different shapes.
The Science bit
The surface of the moon is marked by millions of craters, some are just a few metres long and some hundreds of kilometres. Most formed a long time ago when comets, asteroids and meteorites crashed into the moon’s surface.
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