This Making Moon Craters activity & project also includes:
Create an egg-citing study of energy. Pupils investigate the effect of height and mass on the overall amount of energy of a falling object. The fourth segment in a six-part series on energy uses a weighted egg falling from different heights to create craters. Pupils measure the depth of the craters as a measurement of the amount of energy in the egg.
- Put a fine layer of powdered paint across the surface of the flour; this allows the class to see how far the flour travels due to the impact
- Assumes the class understands the idea of conversion of energy
- Requires plastic eggs, pennies for weight, and a tub of flour
- Includes an answer key to the assessment
- Contains a data collection sheet to organize measurements