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Scientists at Work!

Year 5 have been learning about Space and have been finding out about the moon’s surface. This week, they planned an investigation to find how craters are formed and whether the distance a meteorite is away its surface, impacted on the size of the crater made. After ensuring it was a fair test and they had a clear method, each group worked accurately to measure and their record what they found out. Each group then imputed their results into a spreadsheet so we could work the class averages and draw a conclusion. As most children predicted, their results showed that the further a meteorite is away from the moon’s surface, the bigger the crater it will make. The experiment really showed the children the importance of comparing results and repeating an experiment more than once- just like real scientists do!