Create a Crater
In this activity, students drop small spheres of different sizes and weights from different heights into flour. The students then describe the craters that form, measure the diameter of the craters, and draw conclusions about how different variables affect the characteristics of the craters.
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of how drop height affects a falling object
- An exploration of how weight affects a moving object
- An exploration of how (impact) craters form
Students will gain an understanding of performing an experiment and how different variables affect the characteristics of craters formed from an impact.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 2
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