Asteroid Impact Recreation

Asteroid Impact Recreation

In this activity, children will model an asteroid impact and record information about the craters they create. Scientific models help children develop their understanding of how the world around them works.

Please ensure that all participants wear protective eye goggles during this experiment.

Resources needed:

  • A large, high walled container (needs to be at least 5cm centimeters deep). The larger the better!
  • Marbles or other small round objects such as ball bearings, golf balls, or wooden balls.
  • Any dry powdery material. It’s important to create different layers so make sure you use at least two different colours. We recommend sand or flour, and powder paint or cocoa powder.
  • Something to protect the floor around the container from any mess.
  • Ruler or meter stick (optional).
  • Sieve (optional)
  • Safety goggles.
Duration: 
60 mins

Age Suitability: 
5 to 7
7 to 11