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Making Impact Craters

Students examine images of Moon craters and speculate about what caused them. They create craters using sand weighted balls. Students measure crater sizes and draw ejection patterns to see what effect size, weight, and velocity have on the resulting craters. They compare the patterns in their testing with the patterns of craters on the Moon.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
2005