Recipe for a Moon

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Mauna Ulu on the east rift of Kilauea. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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  • Classroom Activities

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Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)

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The Moon is made of cheese... no! Rice Krispies treats! Children ages 8 to 13 discover that the Moon, like Earth, is made up of layers of different materials through this 45-minute activity. They work in teams to make models of the interiors of the Moon and Earth. Common food items are used to construct the cores, mantles, and crusts of both planetary objects.

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