Investigating Craters – Maple Class

As part of their Earth and Beyond topic Maple Class have been learning about the Moon.  We found out that the far side of the moon (the side we don’t see) has hardly any craters on it, due to the fact that the crust is about three times thicker than on the near side.  We learnt that craters are formed when asteroids or meteors hits the moon’s surface and explodes.  We tried out our own experiment to see this in action making our own impact craters.  We made one of the trays three times thicker and much more compacted and then predicted what would happen to each when our rocks hit.  We also tried throwing our rocks from different angles as not all meteors hit the moon straight on.