Weathering and Erosion: Simulating Rock Attack in the Lab

Into each life some rain must fall, but how can that change rocks? Young geologists' understanding of weathering and erosion increases throughout the activities. The lesson includes five short activities to be completed over two class days.

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Instructional Ideas
  • You might want to use plastic bottles in activity three instead of glass for less cleanup
  • A lesson on ions would make a good extension
Classroom Considerations
  • Some activities start one day and finish the next while others are completed in the same day
  • Each activity only lasts 5–10 minutes
Pros
  • Includes worksheets and answer keys
  • Activities happen simultaneously through a circus or center-based classroom
Cons
  • None
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