What are impact craters?

There are 2 parts to this activity which should both be carried out prior to the Deep Impact mission. The aim of this activity is to learn about the specific features of craters.

Comet Wordsearch

A simple literacy task for KS2 or KS3 students to help familiarise them with terms relating to comets.

Comet Crossword

A simple literacy task for KS2 or KS3 students, to help them become familiar with terms related to comets.

Lava Lab!

Investigate the factors that influence the viscosity(runniness) of treacle. How does this relate to the different shapes of volcanoes that can be found on the Earth and on Mars?

Creating Craters

This lesson allows pupils to create impact craters in layered dry materials. Pupils can perform controlled experiments by varying the velocity or mass of crater-forming objects and observing and measuring their effects.