DIY Moon Craters

In this simple experiment, use flour and cocoa to show how moon craters are made! Watch our video to see how it works, then try it yourself.

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Watch our video to see how it works, then try it yourself!

    Make your moon surface by filling a pan with flour about 1 - 2 inches (2.5 - 5.1 cm) deep.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Sprinkle cocoa on top to create contrast

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Bombs away! Hold each "meteor" at eye level and drop them onto your flour pan. Your meteors can be rocks, marbles or in our case we used hardened clay.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    Check out your craters!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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