Craters on the moon

Celebrating “Space week!”

Ms. O’Halloran’s 1st class were very busy learning about how craters are formed on the moon. We made the “moon” using flour and oil and collected small stones from outside. In groups, the children took turns dropping the stones onto the moon and observed the “craters” left by them.

We also talked about how the moon is more susceptible to craters from space rocks than Earth.  Earth’s atmosphere will burn most meteorites and asteroids before they come in contact with Earth’s surface.  The moon, however, does not have an atmosphere to protect it!