Introduction to Soil Erosion

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Are you struggling to make the concepts of weathering and erosion interesting? Those were my sediments exactly! The activity offers a hands-on experiment with multiple variables that can be completed in the classroom.


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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • If you are running low on class time, assign each group different variables to test and combine the findings as a whole group activity
  • Coordinate with other departments, such as English or technology, for the blog portion of the assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • Material list says soil, but both clay and sand based soils are needed
  • Print multiple copies of the soil splash test data sheet so more variables can be explored as time allows
  • Many different variables to test
  • Vocabulary presented in a word wall format
  • Video link on page five is incorrect, but the correct link is in the included material section
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