Wave Erosion Lab

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Using a stream table, erosion enthusiasts examine how the density of sediment and how the slope of land contribute to the amount moved by waves. You will not be able to use this entire resource as is; there are teachers' names and specific textbook references throughout. Also, you will need to do some planning regarding how to set up the lab and how to explain the procedure. However, the data tables are nicely designed and the questions are pertinent to any erosion instructional activity. 

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  • Includes neatly organized data tables and jigsaw table that includes photos and diagrams
  • Encourages a thorough examination of the effects of sediment size and slope on erosion

  • Not ready for use in your classroom; refer to this document as a model for creating your own erosion lab