Fill a tub with flour and cocoa powder, then drop rocks from various heights to simulate craters and their impact. Fun idea!

Fill a tub with flour and cocoa powder, then drop rocks from various heights to simulate craters and their impact. Fun idea!

Meteorite experiment.  Sand, flour, and cocoa powder to represent rock and soil layers.  Drop marbles or other objects…

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Meteorite experiment. Sand, flour, and cocoa powder to represent rock and soil layers. Drop marbles or other objects…

This lesson is designed to examine how the volume, mass, and speed of meteorite impact will affect the dimensions of the resulting crater produced on the earth's surface.

This lesson is designed to examine how the volume, mass, and speed of meteorite impact will affect the dimensions of the resulting crater produced on the earth's surface.

Our introductory courses don’t have labs, but that doesn’t stop our students from having hands-on experiences. Today, students in the Geology of Natural Hazards investigated the relationship between impact craters and projectile properties (size, mass, velocity) by experimenting with a tray of sand and a variety of projectiles. Students had a marble, ping pong ball, golf ball, and tennis ball that they could use to run experiments.

Our introductory courses don’t have labs, but that doesn’t stop our students from having hands-on experiences. Today, students in the Geology of Natural Hazards investigated the relationship between impact craters and projectile properties (size, mass, velocity) by experimenting with a tray of sand and a variety of projectiles. Students had a marble, ping pong ball, golf ball, and tennis ball that they could use to run experiments.

Simple Science Experiment for Kids: Why are there craters on the moon

Simple Science Experiment for Kids: Why are there craters on the moon

This simple science experiment answers the question, "Why are there craters on the moon?" This also makes a great science fair project for children.

Meteorite experiments for preschool

Meteorite experiments for preschool

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