Sunday, 22 August 2010

Making Moon Craters

This idea I got from Playing By The Book and was an easy one to set up. We used a baking tray (I bought this for my oven then discovered it wouldn't fit so now it is used for no end of things) and we put a layer of flour in it then sifted cocoa powder over the top. I then send Astronaut Ebi-kun off to find some suitable objects to use as meteors. He stood on the step and dropped the objects one at a time then we looked to see what kind of crater it had made. The cocoa is good as a contrast, you can really see well how the craters are formed. After a couple he started to predict what kind of crater would be made.
 It was surprising that even the marshmallow made a significant crater. Once he had finished experimenting he started playing with moonscape and I left him to it so I could take some photos of some shop items.
 I changed this to grey scale, looks kind of cool.

5 comments:

  1. Wow! I love it in greyscale - it looks amazing.

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  2. What a fun idea! Great blog you have here.

    Did this with my 3 year old today :) One thing led to another and we soon had Apollo 11's lunar module and Neil Armstrong and the US flag too!

    Blogged about it and linked back to you - http://arundhativ.blogspot.com/2010/08/not-mooning-around.html

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  3. This is an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing!

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