By Dave Fuller on
6/17/2013 8:36 AM
Yes, it is a bit like cooking, but without the mixing and heat. (The clean up still exists though!) I have offered an adult-oriented astronomy program to libraries for a couple of years now, which has been incredibly well-received. I have been asked if I had a children's program. Though I never put one together previously, I had thought about what I would do for one. This last week I got asked if I would present at a camp for 6 to 12 year olds, and decided I better put a presentation together that works for that age group.
One aspect I thought would be fun to share is to show how craters are made. It is one thing to see an animation from a NASA video; it is another to actually witness an impactor striking "soil" and forming a crating / producing ejecta