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351 resources with the concept erosion

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Earth’s Ever-Changing Surface

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Grand Canyon formed between five and six million years ago, but is it still changing? Scholars explore 10 sites in the United States, including the Grand Canyon, to better understand the geoscience processes that formed these...
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Sustainability: Learning for a Lifetime – The Importance of Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Water is essential for life—and understanding the importance of clean drinking water is essential in understanding sustainability! Show your environmental science class the basics of water testing and treatment through a week-long...
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Rock Cycle in the Lab: Earth Products and the Processes that Link Them

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Middle school geologists will rock at the rock cycle, thanks to this activity. Partners examine images of rock formations, then work together to link them to the process that created them and the timeframe in which the process happened....
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The Amazing Life of Sand

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If you look close enough, sand can tell you a story. A video lesson describes the creation of sand over time. Scholars explore how different types of sand have come to be and the different materials found in a sample of sand.
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Soil Study

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
It takes a minimum of 500 years to form one inch of topsoil. Young scientists conduct multiple observations and experiments on three different types of soil. The activity leads class members to a better understanding of pH, water...
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How To (Literally) Save Earth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Soil naturally erodes and produces new soil at the same rate when left to nature, yet farming erodes the soil 50 times faster than it forms. The video discusses soil, the ways humans damage it through their actions, and encourages many...
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How Tall Can Mountains Be?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Currently, the tallest mountain on Earth is Mount Everest at 8,848 meters above sea level. The video discusses how tall a mountain might reach based on gravity, rock density, and other factors such as plate tectonics and erosion. 
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STEM Camp—Urban Infrastructure

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Build a bridge to learning in a STEM-aligned unit about urban infrastructure. Young engineers explore the many aspects of civil planning and design in a five-day unit. Content includes the challenging aspects of balancing building with...
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Rocks and Processes of the Rock Cycle: One Rocks Turns to Another...

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Geology scholars test their rock identification skills in an interactive that examines the rock cycle from the three main nodes of rocks. Other topics include visual clues to rock identity and the conditions needed to make rocks change...
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The Need Is Mutual: The Importance of Biological Interactions

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Can you name the biological interactions you encounter during a day? Your classes might be surprised by the number of interactions they experience! A comprehensive lesson explores the science of symbiotic relationships. Learners identify...
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Where’s the Beach? Investigating Protecting Coastlines from Erosion

For Students 6th - 12th
Today it's here and tomorrow ... maybe not! Investigate the causes of coastline erosion and proposed solutions through this engaging set of lessons. Learners also create and explore the effectiveness of different materials to protect the...
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Uses of Limestone - Cement, Mortar, and Concrete

For Students 9th - 12th
This rock is on a roll! Introduce young geologists and environmentalists to the many uses of limestone using the fifth installment in a series of seven. Illustrate the components and properties of cement, mortar, and concrete, all while...
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Why are Stones Round? feat. Zach Weiner

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Explore how gravity shapes the world around us. An engaging video lesson explains how gravity contributes to the shape of stones. The discussion centers on the difference between the formation of spherical and flat stones.
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Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 6th Standards
Turn your class discussion of rock formation from ho-hum to holy hornfels! Junior geologists gain experience in identifying rock types and rock origins, with an emphasis in hypothesizing the environment needed to form certain rocks. The...
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Soil Erosion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Erosion is the leading cause of the loss of topsoil and sediment deposits in ditches, streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. The ninth lesson in a 10-part series includes two different activities related to soil erosion. First, scholars...
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Destructive Forces

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Upper elementary learners discover the difference between weathering and erosion and the effect these forces have on the environment. Pupils create water and wind erosion models to observe and record data. Then towards the end of the...
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Make Your Own Erosion! - #sciencegoals

For Students K - 5th Standards
Join Jessi as she shows viewers how water contributes to the process of erosion while using soil and water in a home demonstration.
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Engineering for Mesopotamia

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use engineering principles to solve issues in farming. The STEM project teaches scholars about several challenges encountered by farmers in ancient Mesopotamia. They design machines that could overcome these challenges.
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How Do Jaguars and Howler Monkeys in Belize Depend on Us?

For Teachers 1st Standards
How does weather play a role in the lives of land and sea creatures? Find out with a lesson focused on habitats and the ways animals from different homes are connected. Here, learners explore how the life of a jaguar and howler monkey...
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Erosion and Deposition

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get an in-depth look into erosion and deposition with a 23-slide presentation that details how gravity, water, waves, wind, and glaciers cause changes to the Earth's surface. Each slide consists of detailed images equipped with labels,...
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Weathering and Erosion: Simulating Rock Attack in the Lab

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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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How Boulders Are Born

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Want your class to rock? Then try this boulder activity. Pupils learn about a specific boulder field and use edible materials to demonstrate the geological processes that formed this unique feature. Weathering, erosion, and mass wasting...
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Caves, Canyons, Cactus, and Critters

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Mother Nature's Gravel Company is open for business! The unit includes four lessons covering weathering and erosion. Experiments are simple to complete and young geologists compare notes to see who makes the biggest ice wedge, moves...
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Weathering and Erosion Science Lab Activity

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Weathering and erosion labs have never been sweeter! Construct three different experiments to observe the affects that water, ice, and crumbs have on a frosted graham cracker and identify the changing process each test represents.