Gravity was the main focus of the first day of our unit study about the moon.
We learned that you would be able to jump six times further on the moon than than you can on Earth! To get an idea of how far that would be, we did a fun jumping investigation.
They each jumped as far as they could.
Then we measured each "Earth jump" and marked it with sidewalk chalk.
We then measured out six times the distance of each Earth jump to see how much further that jump would be on the moon.
Max's Earth Jump
|Max jumped 30 inches|
Max's Moon Jump
|If this jump happened on the moon, it would have been a 180 inch jump!|
Sam's Earth Jump
|Sam jumped (and stumbled forward a bit) 55 inches|
Sam's Moon Jump
|If he jumped on the moon, it would have been a 330 inch jump!|
Book to go along:
One Giant Leap
More Moon posts you may like:
Glowing Moon Sensory Bin
Thanks for stoppin' by!