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Fourth graders investigate wind erosion and how to prevent unwanted erosion. They define key vocabulary terms, create an interactive diorama that demonstrates how wind causes erosion and deposition of sand and soil, and watch a video.
Young scholars investigate the effect of wind on land. In small groups they construct a sand mound and blow on the sand, recording the results. They then add to their pile using plastic chips, pebbles, or coins, and observe if their newly selected material effects the wind erosion.
This is not revolutionary, but it is informative. Earth science viewers in grades 7-12 get carried away with wave and wind erosion. They view diagrams of how waves impact ocean shorelines. They see examples of the different types of sand dunes and how they are formed. This is a terrific addition to your lesson on weathering and erosion.
Incredibly informative, but overly wordy, this PowerPoint walks viewers through the process of wind erosion, attempts to arrest crop-driven loss of topsoil, and the different types of wind erosion. Have your earth science class read through the slides at home. Create a worksheet to accompany the presentation, and then discuss the information in class. 
Students examine rock changes. In this rock, erosion, and soil lesson, students follow the steps to complete a science investigation that replicates the erosion process. Students communicate and discuss their investigation findings.
In this wind instructional activity, students review the types of wind erosion and depositions by the wind. This instructional activity has 2 graphic organizers and 8 fill in the blank questions.
Learners will observe wind erosion and how crop residue prevents erosion.Point out the three kinds of fields to the students. Do as much or as little instruction as needed to explain the pan with crop residue. Conservation tillage equipment and booklets from local farm implement dealers are effective teaching tools for this.Use the hair dryer on the open field. Collect the soil from the garbage bag.
Students examine soil. For this science lesson plan, students recognize different populations in a soil sample, demonstrate and observe water and wind erosion, and construct a levee flood control technique.
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. Unfortunately, the worksheets and templates for a journal that learners are to keep across the span of the entire unit are not available. You can create them on your own; enough guidance is included in the lesson plan. 
Although the wind blows frequently in deserts and may even contribute to their existence, you may teach these two topics separately. Regardless, there are demonstrative photos and diagrams that support the explanations. Explore the formation and location of deserts with the first half of the slide show. Be blown away by wind erosion and dune deposition in the second half. The content appears to be geared toward middle school earth science classes.
Fifth graders compare and evaluate the rate of erosion from water and wind on three type of landscape: bare land, land with sparse vegetation, and land covered by dense vegetation.
Students examine the story of the Dust Bowl as they discover how farming practices of the early 20th Century caused soil erosion in the North American grasslands. They investigate how mulch reduces water and wind erosion in two activities.
Powerful images set the stage for Karen Hesse's historical fiction novel, Out of the Dust. The photos, maps, quotes from the text, critical thinking questions, and background information on the Dust Bowl period are all included, and will prepare readers for a deeper understanding of this Newbery Medal winning tale.  
Students pretend the area they live in is subject to wind, waves and rain. In groups, they pretend they are a groups of meteorologists or geologists and are to report on the weather and damage that could occur there. Each group develops a news report to present their findings to the class.
Young scholars give examples of erosion and weathering processes. They determine causes of America's Dust Bowl phenomena.Students define erosion as the condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind.
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.
In this wind learning exercise, students fill in 15 different question blanks that related to wind. First, they define wind erosion and what it picks up and why. Then, students determine the most common form of wind deposit and what type of erosion forms with abrasion and deflation. They also draw a two-step picture that shows how a dune is formed.
Sixth graders investigate earthquakes and volcanoes. They demonstrate fault lines with a folded piece of paper, conduct an erosion experiment, and construct a volcano using clay, baking soda and vinegar.
In this wind and water erosion review activity, students examine 2 pictures and then respond to 2 short answer questions regarding erosion.
In this external forces worksheet, students use a chart to take notes on the cause or causes of sediment, erosion, etc. Students then take notes on how various forces shape the earth.

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