Weathering and Erosion

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10684

Why is the beach so beautiful? How do rocks become smooth? Explore the difference between weathering and erosion using interesting videos, a messy activity, and creative poster project.

categories

Earth Science

subject
Science
learning style
Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Will the beach and cliffs always look like this?

Weathering and erosion cause changes in the environment.

In this lesson, you will explore the difference between weathering and erosion using interesting videos, a messy activity, and creative poster project.

Watch Weathering and Erosion: Crash Course Kids #10.2 to learn about the difference between weathering and erosion:

 

Continue your study of weathering and erosion by watching StudyJams! Weathering and Erosion, and then testing yourself with a brief quiz at the end. You will notice that the StudyJams! video refers to mechanical weathering as physical weathering. They are the same type of weathering.

Read What is the difference between weathering and erosion? to learn more. (doe.virginia.gov)

Discuss what you have learned from the videos and the article with your teacher.

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