What a fantastic science day we had!
We were lucky enough to have a special visit from the Explorer Dome today. Inside the huge inflatable dome, we learnt all about our universe. It was absolutely fantastic!
In the classroom, we continued the space fun and became NASA scientists for the day to investigate the craters on the moon. We designed, conducted, recorded and evaluated our own scientific investigation. The purpose of our investigation was to see if the speed at which meteor hits the moon affected the size of the craters.
We used a bed of flour (to represent the moon's surface) and a marble (to represent the meteor). We dropped the marble from different heights to see if the size of the craters changed.
We conducted each test 3 times, which meant our results were more reliable and accurate. Most of us found that as the height of the drop increased, the craters got larger. This suggests that the speed of a real meteor probably would effect the size of the crater on the moon!
We also learnt lots about the moon (including what it was like billions of years ago, what happened to it, what happens when meteors hit, why it gets hit by more meteors than Earth does, why it has light and dark patches and lots more).
Children: 2 table points if you comment on here with a fact that you learnt about the moon!