What you do:
Why do craters on the moon have different sizes? It has to do with energy!
Teach students the relationship between speed, mass, and energy with this fun and flour-y activity.
In this activity, we’ll drop balls from predetermined heights into a pan of flour. By measuring the size of the created crater, we can estimated how much energy the falling ball had.
What you need:
- Aluminum broiling pan (1 per group)
- Flour (2 lbs per group)
- Golf ball or other small spherical object (1 per group)
- Optional: balls of other sizes
- Yard stick (1 per group)
- Ruler (1 per group)
- Rubber poppers (1 per student)