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Craters - the flour way!
All of Ms. Hertel's sixth grade science students created craters using various materials recently during their science classes.
The students are studying the planets and this activity will show how the impact of craters helped to form the planets, including Earth.
Students will learn the distinct features of craters which include: rays, ejecta, floor, rim, wall and central peak.
Students will drop same size objects with different masses to measure the differences between the formation of a crater.
Students will then create a chart of their measurements, draw pictures of the craters made and compare their pictures to real pictures of craters, and then discuss craters.
Written by: Jo Ellen Hertel, PWMS Science Teacher
Posted: Oct 21, 2013 by Lisa Chapman