9/4/12

How Far Could You Jump on the Moon?

Gravity was the main focus of the first day of our unit study about the moon.

How Far Could You Jump on 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.

How Far Could You Jump on the Moon?

 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.

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Max's Earth Jump
How Far Could You Jump on the Moon?
Max jumped 30 inches

Max's Moon Jump
How Far Could You Jump on the Moon?
If this jump happened on the moon, it would have been a 180 inch jump!




 Sam's Earth Jump
How Far Could You Jump on the Moon?
Sam jumped (and stumbled forward a bit) 55 inches

Sam's Moon Jump
How Far Could You Jump on the Moon?
If he jumped on the moon, it would have been a 330 inch jump!


Book to go along:
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One Giant Leap  


More Moon posts you may like:
Glowing Moon Sensory Bin

For even more fun moon themed learning ideas, check out my Moon board on Pinterest.


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2 comments :

  1. love this idea! We'll be studying the moon in two weeks (we're doing the solar system over the next 2 months) and I know my son would love this!!

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  2. That looks like a great book. We're going to be exploring space next week...we'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party.

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