Room 5 carried out a science investigation into what might affect the size of a crater when a meteorite hits a planet. They investigated a number of variables including the size, shape and weight of the meteorite and the surface landing. They presented their results to the class and found that:
– the heavier the meteorite, the bigger the crater produced
– the bigger the meteorite, the bigger the crater produced.
– the flattest shapes made the biggest craters and
– the softer the landing surface, the bigger the crater.
They are looking forward to carrying out their next investigation!