Splat! Model Lunar Impacts Using Water Balloons

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Link to Resource: https://www.sciencefriday.com/educational-resources/splat-model-lunar-impacts-using-water-balloons/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
3 4 5
Organization:International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN); Science Friday
Publication Date:2016
Summary:"Scientists study the moon's rocks and surface features to learn how it formed and changed over its long """"""""lifetime."""""""" Impact craters and basins for on the surface of the moon when an impactor, such as an asteroid or comet, collides with it. Model -, such as those the students are using in this activity -, can be tools for understanding the natural world. Here, the students make ancient lunar impacts using water balloons. By measuring the diameter of the crater area, students will discover that that moon's largest impact basins were created by huge asteroids or comets!"
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.B
Subjects: activities; asteroid; elementary school; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; lesson; moon; space
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