How Are Craters Formed Space Science Experiment
In this fun and easy space science experiment, we’re going to demonstrate how craters are from on the moon.
IMPORTANT: THIS EXPERIMENT IS NOT EDIBLE – DO NOT CONSUME
- Baby oil
- Small rocks or pebbles
- Round cake pan
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups
- Mix ½ cup of baby oil with 4 cups of flour.
- Put the flour mixture into the round cake pan.
- Level out the mixture. This will represent the surface of the moon for this demonstration.
- Place the cake pan on the ground.
- While standing over the cake pan, drop a rock onto the flour mixture and observe what happens.
How it Works:
The mixture is used to represent the surface of the moon. The rock represents an object impacting the surface of the moon and will leave a crater for you to investigate and explore.
Make This A Science Project:
Try different sized rocks and observe the changes in the crater size, shape, and depth.