Virtual Camp 2019 Experiment 2: Crater Creation

Meteors have serious impact. On July 14, 2019, find out how they interact with the moon in our crater creation experiment. Learn some astronomy in the process!

It’s time for the second lesson of the 2019 Virtual Camp, brought to you by Metro Parent and Michigan Science Center: moon surface models with craters!

For as long as humans have been alive, we’ve loved looking up at the night sky. The stars, the moon – it’s all so beautiful.

But have you ever noticed those weird markings on the moon?

Big, round, spotty looking shapes, as if the moon were covered in polka dots. Those spots are actually holes called craters, and with today’s lesson, you’ll learn all about how they’re formed.

Here, find out how to make your own moon model, complete with craters, by watching the video.Then, get the guide for the step-by-step directions – plus cool physics and space travel trivia and extra resources.

And don’t forget to snap pix of all the fun you’re having and post to Instagram with the hashtag #MPcamp!

1. Watch the crater creation experiment.

2. Download your free crater creation guide.

Build a mini moon model, complete with craters, and discover some cool moon and space trivia and resources.

3. Take the crater creation quiz.

Izzy near question marks for the virtual camp quizzes

Test your science smarts.

Metro Parent Editorial Team
Metro Parent Editorial Team
Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.

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