Monday, April 23, 2012

Moon Models

I talked {{here}} about a moon activity I did with my Kinders a while back.  They loved it- they still talk about the phases of the moon every once in a while... it makes my teacher heart smile!  Anyway- so it was a no brainer when the junior high science teacher at my schools asked me if I wanted to bring my Kinders down to make models of the moon.  I knew my students had prior knowledge of the moon- and would be excited to learn a little bit more about it.  So- off we went- to the "big kid" lab.

We used salt dough. 

1 cup fine salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water

Knead until mixed thoroughly.

The junior high students each took a Kindergartener and helped them shaped the moon- and then they used spoons to make the craters and wooden rods to make the surface of the moon more realistic.

We set them out for a couple of days to dry, and we are going back sometime this week to paint them.

It was really a fun day- the kids had a blast.

What is your favorite thing to teach in science??


  1. Staci, I thought you might like the song "Moon Play" by Newbridge Songs For Learning, because it sings about the phases of the moon. My favorite thing to teach in science is states of matter. My kindergarten children loved watching ice cubes change into liquid, melted chocolate harden into solid, and pulling Jell-O out of the fridge to watch it turn from a liquid into a solid. I also love doing any type of science cooking project to teach about the five senses. If you have a second, please come and visit my blog. I have many freebies to share.

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT

  2. Awesome! I love hands-on activities!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. Staci, thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment!

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT


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