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Erosion and Deposition
If you are looking for a straightforward presentation about erosion and deposition with an emphasis on rivers, look no further. While not super flashy or entertaining, vocabulary is presented simply and accompanied by pictures to demonstrate the process being covered.
5th - 12th Science 13 Views 13 Downloads
Weathering and Erosion
A set of forty PowerPoint slides supports a lecture or class review of weathering and erosion. Viewers learn the definition of each and examine various photos for evidence. Erosion is further depicted as caused by wind, water, and ice. Landforms caused by weathering and erosion processes are also presented.
4th - 8th Science 18 Views 14 Downloads
Wave Erosion Lab
Using a stream table, erosion enthusiasts examine how the density of sediment and how the slope of land contribute to the amount moved by waves. You will not be able to use this entire resource as is; there are teachers' names and specific textbook references throughout.
4th - 8th Science 19 Views 16 Downloads
Young scientists identify erosion, explain the causes of erosion, and name some techniques that can slow the process of erosion. Learners are divided up into groups of four and perform a simulation of soil erosion in class. The instructions are clearly explained, and each group writes down their observations of the experiment in their science journals.
4th Science 39 Views 62 Downloads
Let It Rain
It rains and, as it does, the run-off makes the earth erode. Let learning about the wonders of erosion be fun and engaging with a hands-on experiment. The class will first read an informational passage describing what erosion is and the effects it has on the environment.
3rd - 5th Science 20 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Erosion, and its prevention, is the focus of this fascinating Earth Science lesson. After viewing a PowerPoint presentation on beach erosion, small groups conduct an in-class experiment where they try to determine which material is the best to reduce erosion at the beach.
5th Science 14 Views 41 Downloads
Breaking it Down
After challenging themselves to correctly choose the form of erosion and length of time required for a given landform to develop, earth science class members model mechanical and chemical weathering with various lab demonstrations over two days' time.
4th - 12th Science 73 Views 75 Downloads
Study Jams! Weathering & Erosion
RJ argues that playing the video game, Super Duo Breaker and Whoosh, is a good way to study for a quiz on weathering and erosion. The game character Mr. Breaker breaks things down and the character Mr. Whoosh carries them away in the same way that weathering and erosion work together to change Earth's surface.
4th - 8th Science 32 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fifth graders engage in some activities that will help them to identify erosion and explain the causes of erosion. They also look into ways that humans can slow the process of erosion in some cases. After a teacher-led demonstration, everyone goes outside to the playground to see how running water is a main source of erosion of soil and rock.
5th Science 13 Views 22 Downloads
Neither Wind Nor Rain
Here is another in the interesting series of lessons that use the special State Quarters as a learning tool. This one uses the North Dakota State Quarter. During this instructional activity, your class learns about the different patterns of erosion, and types of vegetation and landforms, found in the Badlands of North Dakota.
4th - 6th Science 9 Views 70 Downloads
Land Erosion - Does Vegetation Matter?
Young learners explore erosion, deposition, weather and climate in this science instructional activity. They discuss the cause of erosion, collect data and analyze it suing the TI Explorer. They can also use the TI CBL or Vernier LabPro for this assignment.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Here's an engaging unit on erosion for your upper elementary and middle school scientists. Five hands-on activities demonstrate the processes and effects of erosion by wind, chemical reaction, temperature, water, and glacial action. Clear small-group processes and roles are included, as are cross-curricular extensions and materials lists for each activity.
4th - 6th Science 25 Views 83 Downloads
Weathering and Erosion
An excellent set of slides that progresses through definitions and lists of physical and chemical weathering to discuss and help your students make notes. The slideshow then works through examples of the weathering categories, such as types of erosion.
7th - 10th Science 57 Views 259 Downloads
Erosion... Can You Fight It?
Students study erosion and its effects on shorelines. In this erosion lesson, students work in an engineering team to design a seawall and submit a cost bid to their teacher. Students must determine the energy of a wave and design a wall to withstand the wave energy.
5th - 6th Science 16 Views 67 Downloads
Erosion in Different Soils
Fourth graders observe and identify the effects of weathering and geological activities. They take part in an excellent hands-on group activity called "Erosion Race," in which each group tries to simulate erosion of soil in the quickest way possible.
4th Science 4 Views 13 Downloads
Erosion and Deposition
Do you need a good instructional activity on erosion, and the wearing away of the Earth's surface? This one is worth a look! Pupils study how human activities lead to erosion, deposition, and mass movement on the surface of the Earth. After a lecture/demo, small groups conduct a hands-on experiment which furthers their understanding of how human actions affect the Earth.
6th Science 7 Views 20 Downloads
Learners are able to identify the causes and effects of erosion. They hypothesize ways to help curb erosion. Students are able to identify ways being used now to curb erosion. They are shown two different types of erosion, by putting some of the dirt in the box lid and some more in a paint tray.
7th - 12th Science 5 Views 35 Downloads
Students explore erosion when there are multiple types of sediments. They view a soil separation demonstration jar before and after agitation to determine how and why the layers settled. In addition, they conduct experiments with a river sediment tub.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 41 Downloads
Fourth graders study the process of erosion. In this erosion lesson, 4th graders consider how erosion reshapes the Earth's surface. Students explore different causes of erosion, both man-made and natural. In small groups, students create a piece of music depicting a form of erosion.
4th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads