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Wind Erosion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Wind Erosion And How We Can Prevent It

For Teachers 4th
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.
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Deserts and Winds

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Sand Investigation: Wind Erosion

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students 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...
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The Work of Waves and Wind

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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Destructive Forces

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Upper elementary learners discover the difference between weathering and erosion and the effect these forces have on the environment. Pupils create water and wind erosion models to observe and record data. Then towards the end of the...
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Erosion?

For Students 2nd - 6th
What's the difference between wind erosion and water erosion? Perform an experiment to study the effects of air on soil, as well as water and soil, and how effective it can be to place rocks on the soil. 
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Wind

For Students 9th - 12th
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.
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How Rocks Change

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners examine rock changes. In this rock, erosion, and soil lesson, students follow the steps to complete a science investigation that replicates the erosion process. Learners communicate and discuss their investigation findings.
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Our Changing Earth

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this wind and water erosion review worksheet, students examine 2 pictures and then respond to 2 short answer questions regarding erosion.
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Erosion

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
A set of 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....
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Erosion and Deposition

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get an in-depth look into erosion and deposition with a 23-slide presentation that details how gravity, water, waves, wind, and glaciers cause changes to the Earth's surface. Each slide consists of detailed images equipped with labels,...
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Runoff and Infiltration: Ground Cover

For Students 9th - 12th
What do water and wind do to open fields? An interesting video lesson demonstrates how ground cover protects the loss of soil from rain and wind. It shows four soil samples with varying degrees of ground cover and how people collect the...
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Soil Erosion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Erosion is the leading cause of the loss of topsoil and sediment deposits in ditches, streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. The ninth lesson plan in a 10-part series includes two different activities related to soil erosion. First,...
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Weathering and Erosion Science Lab Activity

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Weathering and erosion labs have never been sweeter! Construct three different experiments to observe the affects that water, ice, and crumbs have on a frosted graham cracker and identify the changing process each test represents.
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Weathering and Erosion

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How does water help shape Earth's landforms? This is the focus of a video that describes how mechanical weathering and chemical weathering help shape Earth's geologic features.
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What Are Minerals?

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on a trip through the rock cycle with this series of four earth science presentations. Beginning with an exploration of minerals and the different properties they exhibit, this resource goes on to explore...
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Utah Open Textbook: 4th Grade Science

For Students 4th Standards
How does weather affect Earth? Learners understand the characteristics of water and make predictions about weather patterns. They recognize how water and weather affects rocks and minerals through erosion. They also learn about fossils...
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Losing Ground

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
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.
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External Forces Shaping the Earth

For Students 7th - 8th
In this external forces learning exercise, learners 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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Wind

For Students 7th - 8th
In this wind worksheet, 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...
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LOSING GROUND

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
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...
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Soil Examination

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners examine soil. In 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.
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Space Science: A Scoop of Moon Dirt

For Teachers K - 8th
Students discover soil characteristics and how it is formed on Earth and the Moon by examining local samples to a lunar simulant. They replicate the effects of wind erosion by scraping dry bread with sandpaper. Students use rocks and...

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