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Make a meteor crater

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Make a mess meteor crater! When we went on our last camping trip we thought about stopping at the meteor crater. It was a little bit farther than we were wanting to go on our quick weekend so we’ll have to go another time.

Last week we had the rare opportunity to see a good size meteor shoot across the sky right in front of our eyes for a good 5-6 seconds. It was an amazing site!

We’ve had talks about them here and there, and my 8 year old has read about it in some of his books so I thought it would be fun to make some craters ourselves.

We found some meteors of different sizes.

Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home!

 

Then we filled a bowl with some flour and flattened it out. This is the land on earth.

Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home!

Then got up high in “space”

Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home!

 

And let the meteors fall to earth

Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home! Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home!Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home!

Repeat with all sizes and see how the craters change.

Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home! Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home! Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home! Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home! Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home! Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home! Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home! Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home! Learning about Meteors and Meteor Craters - a simple, fun lesson to do at home!

If wheat flour/gluten is a problem in your house, tapioca starch is a good alternative as is any other type of flour. Or do it outside with soft dirt!

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

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