Weathering and Erosion

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Through a presentation, class members explore the two different types of weathering, mechanical and chemical, see how these forces change the earth, and delve into how soil forms because of weathering.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Every five to seven slides, insert a check-in question to see if learners are understanding the material
  • Every 15-20 slides, provide a short writing prompt for pupils to show their understanding 
  • Follow-up weathering slide show with demonstrations or hands-on activities for the different types of weathering
Classroom Considerations

  • Slide show is 58 slides long; it might take two to four days to complete all slides depending on length of class discussion
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Great visuals of all different types of weathering
  • Two presentations, one on weathering and one on soil, with the formation of soil tied to weathering

  • Does not include a student worksheet or note sheet
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