Pour the flour in the baking tray
and spread out evenly with you hand
(about an inch deep).
2. Drop the marble or stone in the
3. Carefully remove the marble/stone
from the flour.
4. Look at the crater the marble/stone
5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 a few times
so that you can see several craters.
Meteorites are huge rocks
that crashed into the Earth and Moon
at high speeds a long time ago.
When these rocks hit they
made dents of round hollows called
craters. The force of impact pushed
some of the rock outwards to form
a ring of mountains.
Can you see the craters that have
been made on the Moon? Take a pair
of binoculars and look at the Moon
in the evening.
These craters are scars from space
rocks that have crashed into the surface
long ago. Also, a few craters made
from meteorites on Earth have formed
into crater lakes.