How Does A Canyon Become Grand?

Ah, the Grand Canyon ... ain't it grand? The narrator of a video from PBS Digital Studios explains, in detail, how the Grand Canyon was formed over millions of years.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video during a lesson on erosion
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need to understand ratios and slope 
  • Pupils should also understand concepts of deposition, weathering, erosion, and plate tectonics
Pros

  • Video is shot on location, so viewers get to see the Grand Canyon up close
  • Interesting and fun video
Cons

  • None