Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Moon #4

Moon Craters 

         After snow days, and 100 days, and Valentine's Day, we were finally able to finish our moon unit.  Our last moon project was to make our own moon craters.  First, we made moon sand with craft sand, cornstarch, and water.

         Then the students used "space rocks," "asteroids," or "space debris" to hit their moon and create craters.   (Like our leftover plates from our party?:))

They drew pictures of what the craters looked like after they threw the different objects.  Click the picture below to get the recording sheet.  

    The one thing that we did not get done that I had hoped to was a moon writing.  Here is the writing mat I made.  I guess I will have it for next year.