Weathering and Erosion

How does water help shape Earth's landforms? This is the focus of a video that describes how mechanical weathering and chemical weathering help shape Earth's geologic features.

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  • Stop the video after each vocabulary word is introduced and discuss and clarify the meanings
Classroom Considerations
  • The sixth in a series of 22 videos that discuss Earth's spheres and natural resources 
  • Concepts from the previous videos are reviewed at the beginning of the episode
  • An investigation of the Massachusetts coastline demonstrates the role the hydrosphere plays in weathering and erosion
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  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards
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