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Weathering and Erosion

Weathering and Erosion

Author: Rita Spence

4-ESS2-1 Earth's Systems: Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation. 

Objective: Students will be able to explain the differences between the different agents of weathering and erosion, including providing examples of landforms created through weathering and erosion

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Weathering and Erosion Basics

Source: Fisher-Rohde, Sean, (2013 February 11). Weathering and Erosion Basics. Retreived from

Source: Bill Nye The Science Guy (1999). Erosion. PBS Public Broadcasting Service. Retrieved from

Additional Information: What is Weathering?

For more information and references for the writing assignment, visit websites on Erosion and Weathering: 

National Geographic: Weathering (2018 April 18)  

Source: National Geographic (2018 April 18). Weathering. Retrieved from Examples of Erosion

Additonal Information: How Erosion affects Humans and the Environment

Impacts of Erosion (2013 October 25)

Source: Queensland Governemt (2013 October 25) Impacts of Erosion. Retrieved from

Writing assignment

Using the information you have learned here, answer the following question on the google form below. 

Explain how the processes of mechanical and chemical weathering, as well as the agents of erosion, change the land and create new features. Use at least one real-world example in your response. Your answer should be at least a paragraph. 

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