This fall as part of our Solar System studies we spent a week studying the moon and its phases. We checked out numerous books from the library ("The Magic School Bus" series has several great space books if I haven't mentioned that previously) and "The Moon Book" by Gail Gibbons was our favorite.
We learned that the craters on the moon have been created by asteroids. To explore this a little further we created the moon's surface by layering dirt, flour and finally some coco mix in circle cake pans. Then I gave each of the kids rocks to use as asteroids to crash into their moons and create small craters.
Ready for action!
I love finding activities that Jackson can participate in and enjoy! :)
Not surprisingly, my kids are pretty good little crater makers! :)
Matching their phases; New Moon, Waxing Crescent, Quarter Moon, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Quarter Moon, Waning Crescent and then the cycle begins again! :)
Discussing the phases and enjoying the treat after finishing their work
Studying the moon was so much fun! :)