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Wind Erosion Teacher Resources
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Many of us focus on the causes and effects of the Dust Bowl as it relates to people. Why not shift the focus of cause and effects to how the Dust Bowl affected the environment. Here is a different take on the tried-and-true Dust Bowl lesson. Learners will discover not only how the great drought changed people's lives, they'll also get an idea of how it changed our landscape.
Students explore erosion and the weathering process. In this erosion instructional activity, students discover the causes of America's Dust Bowl, ways to prevent erosion and predict and explain effects of natural events. Students watch a video and research websites to gain information.
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 instructional activity, 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.