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In this erosion deposition instructional activity, students fill in 36 blanks to complete sentences about the formation of soil, the forces of erosion, physical and chemical weathering, sediments and soil deposition.
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. The teacher gives each group a sample of soil that has a different composition than the other groups. They use water to see who can move their soil down an incline the fastest.
In this science instructional activity, learners play a game of shoreline charades using picture symbols and other games to cover the concept of erosion or deposition.
Sixth graders create hypotheses while viewing primary source images. In this land use lesson, 6th graders discuss erosion and how humans impact the land. Students record their observations of photographs and write conclusions. 
Students discover earth science by writing descriptive paragraphs. For this erosion lesson, students identify the causes for erosion and define the different types of erosion such as wind, water and ice. Students write a description about the three different erosion types and their scientific causes.
Students research geology by completing an experiment in class. In this erosion lesson plan, students discuss how water can affect rock and cause land to become mis-shapen based on the power of waves. Students utilize rocks, watering cans, cups and buckets to conduct an erosion activity which they write about on a worksheet.
Young scholars study how people have tried to save beaches from wave erosion. They examine what has occurred to Cape Hatteras as a result of beach erosion and the efforts to reduce the erosion.
Students investigate descriptive information on North Carolina soil types and how the presence of plants affects soil erosion.
Students explore the concept of erosion. In this erosion lesson, students discuss the effects of 2 classroom demonstrations that replicate coastal erosion.
Students examine how gravity affects erosion and deposition through teacher demonstation, and discuss its impact on their communities.
Fourth graders discover how the processes of erosion and weathering alter the physical characteristics of the environment. In a student log,they record the various types of erosion and list ways to prevent it. Using clear, plastic boxes, 4th graders construct erosion trays containing sand, small rocks, and sod to demonstrate the effects of erosion.
Learners evaluate earth science by examining a group of images. In this erosion lesson, students discuss how the force of water can reduce land and coastlines by the process of erosion. Learners complete a worksheet about erosion, conduct a water experiment and listen to stories from an Alaskan Elder.
Learners investigate the concept of farming as found in Puerto Rico an focus on how to prevent erosion. They use a sand table to conduct an experiment to observe the process of erosion and how it is influences by natural factors like rainfall.
Learners explore the concepts of weathering and erosion. In this science activity, students complete experiments to compare and contrast weathering and erosion.
Fourth graders investigate how plants and their roots help slow the erosion process.
Students study the change in land formations due to water erosion. They work in groups to build a model of a mountain that will be composed of materials that will best withstand water erosion.
Students study various types of erosion. The purpose of these activities is to increase students awareness to the point where they can make intelligent decisions on proper land use.
Students investigate erosion. In this hands on erosion lesson, students construct a model to explore how changes in soil may have occurred. Students will build a model, explore its function in relation to erosion, and then discuss their findings.
Learners explore Earth science by viewing slide-show images. In this Erosion lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation with photographs of dust bowls and harsh weather. Learners discuss the contrasting weather in the photographs and define the terms erosion, desert and dunes.
Fifth graders study the processes of erosion, transportation, and deposition in soil. They walk outside the school to see examples and then accurately create a physical model which shows each type of soil movement and allows them to investigate how these changes may have occurred.