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Weathering (Physical and Chemical) and Erosion

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In this lesson, students will learn about weathering and erosion and how it affects our environment. Students will:

  • identify various types of weathering and erosion.

  • discover the effects that occur with each type of weathering and erosion.

  • discover the processes that may occur with each type of weathering and erosion.


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  • Weathering: A process that breaks rocks into smaller and smaller fragments.

  • Physical Weathering: A process that breaks apart rock.

  • Chemical Weathering: A process in which chemicals cause a breakdown of the rock.

  • Climate: A pattern of weather that occurs in a particular area over many years.

  • Erosion: The picking up or physical movement of rock particles.


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90 minutes/3-4 class periods


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