Weathering, Erosion, and Landforms—Student Activities

This Weathering, Erosion, and Landforms—Student Activities activity & project also includes:

Tired of your students taking you for granite? Use a unit that offers multiple hands-on weathering and erosion labs and interactive activities. Some of the exciting lessons include planning a tour of Australia, using ice to break glass, and determining the best type of rock to use for a gravestone.  

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Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the learning opportunity by planning a field trip to a cemetery to observe the weathering on tombstones of various time periods 
  • Observe areas of runoff under trees, near rivers, or on hills
Classroom Considerations

  • The ice breaker is a literal title; teachers use ice to break glass so be sure to observe all safety precautions
  • Tour'osion activity starts from Townsville, but it does not clearly state that in the student activity page
Pros

  • Comes with an answer key
  • Engages students through multiple activities
Cons

  • None