Miraculous Moon Dough
In this activity, your task is to create a model of the surface of the moon. The Moon is a 4.6-billion-year-old natural object that orbits the Earth. Mostly made of rock, the surface of the Moon is littered with pieces of rock and dust. The surface itself is not smooth but covered with craters from meteorites that have crashed into the Moon. Plains (called maria) created by solidified pools of lava and mountains are also visible on the Moon’s surface.
In 1969, the U.S. Apollo 11 spacecraft carried the first two people (Neil Armstrong and Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr.) to walk on the moon. They brought 842 pounds of Moon rocks back, which are still studied to this day.