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What you need: White flour, cocoa, a baking pan, marbles or rocks

What you do:

  1. Make your moon surface by filling a pan with flour about 1 – 2 inches deep..
  2. Sprinkle cocoa on top to create contrast
  3. Bombs away! Hold each “meteor” at eye level and drop them onto your flour pan. Your meteors can be rocks, marbles or in our case we used hardened clay.
  4. Check out your craters!

Questions to explore:

  • What do your craters look like when you drop small, medium or large meteors?
  • What happens when you drop your meteors from different heights?
  • Do the craters look different if you toss your meteors with a little force or from an angle?
  • What can you make with your flour once you’re done?