Asteroid Impact Recreation

Asteroid Impact Recreation

In this activity the children will discover how impact craters are made. By dropping a weighty object, from a range of heights and angles, into a tray with layers of flour and powdered paint.


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


Resources needed:

  • A large tray (needs to be approximately 5cm centimeters deep)
  • A large steel ball bearing (or another small, weighty object).
  • Plain four
  • Red powdered paint
  • Sieve
  • Safety goggles
60 mins

Age Suitability: 
5 to 7
7 to 11

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