Weathering Lab

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Assist your middle school class with one of the most inclusive weathering and erosion labs available. Individuals use sugar cubes and alka-seltzer to demonstrate the process of physical and chemical weathering. They sketch results after each repetition to depict gradual progression of a common natural process.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners research weathering to obtain before and after photos for discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • Assist ESL/ELL and other learners with special needs as they complete the data tables and open-ended questions
  • Pupils should have prior knowledge of scale operation and should be careful when shaking materials to avoid injury
Pros

  • Fosters learning by providing graphs and data tables to enable multiple levels of acquisition
  • Materials required are simple to obtain and cleanup is minimul
Cons

  • None
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