What is it? Weathering, Erosion, or Deposition?

This What is it? Weathering, Erosion, or Deposition? activity & project also includes:

Just as rocks move through the rock cycle, your giddy geologists will move descriptions around until they are all in the correct category. After cutting out several types of rock movement, learners determine whether the action is weathering, erosion, or deposition. Once they are satisfied with their categorizations, they will glue the pieces underneath the headers. To fit it into a science notebook, make photocopies at a reduced size.

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Pros

  • Hands-on activity simulates the movement of rock as kids move the paper around
  • Good introduction to the aspects of the rock cycle (perhaps have kids try to sort the cards before learning about it, then again after)
Cons

  • None
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