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A professional-quality PowerPoint, which includes links to footage of actual landslides in action, opens this moving lesson. Viewers learn what conditions lead to erosion and land giving way. They simulate landslides with a variety of soil types, then create a public service announcement warning of possible landslide. Assign as a hands-on activity and relate it to actual rainfall data.
Students research geology by completing an experiment in class. In this erosion lesson, 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.
Students discover earth science by writing descriptive paragraphs. In 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.
Pupils 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.
Students 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. Students complete a worksheet about erosion, conduct a water experiment and listen to stories from an Alaskan Elder.
Students 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.
Students explore the concepts of weathering and erosion. In this science lesson, students complete experiments to compare and contrast weathering and erosion.
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.
Pupils 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.
Fourth graders simulate weathering and erosion using sand and soil. They define weathering and the ways in which surfaces become weathered. Working as a class, 4th graders complete various activities that demonstrate physical weathering and erosion.
First educate, and then quiz viewers on the ins and outs of weathering and erosion. At a level appropriate for upper elementary or middle school earth scientists, these slides display animated graphics and photos. The first 22 slides break down the difference between mechanical and chemical weathering and then relate it to the process of erosion. The remaining slides present 10 critical-thinking questions to reinforce the concepts presented. You may want to update a few of the photos as they are of poor quality.
Students investigate erosion. For 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.
Students explore Earth science by viewing slide-show images. In this Erosion activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation with photographs of dust bowls and harsh weather. Students discuss the contrasting weather in the photographs and define the terms erosion, desert and dunes.
The teacher models chemical erosion by putting hydrochloric acid on limestone in a controlled experiment. The students are then put into groups of three to experiment chemical erosion using chalk and vinegar. The students record their predictions and observations in a science journal.
Students investigate water erosion by participating in an experiment. The teacher supplies a mound of dirt with objects pressed into the surface. Water is them poured on top of the mounds creating erosion. The objects create pinnacles on the surface of the mounds.
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.
Students study erosion and its effect on various landscapes. In this erosion instructional activity, students study how forces can affect the landscape and habitat. Students complete several erosion experiments. Students study their backyards and draw a picture of the erosion examples they observe. Students complete a writing about describing a force of nature and how it effects the landscape.