The structure and formation of the Moon and why human life would be unsustainable there. Three actors play the parts of the Moon, the Earth and the Sun: introducing themselves, describing their relationships with each other and explaining their distance from each other.

First broadcast:
9 October 2000

Watching the clip could provide a useful starting point to a range of investigations around crater formation. Children could investigate questions such as “Does the shape of the meteor affect the size of the crater?” or “Does the height the meteor falls from affect the size of the crater?”” By dropping objects into sand trays, with a top layer of flour, and measuring the diameter of the crater formed, children can utilise a range of scientific enquiry skills, including predicting, planning and conclusion writing.