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Weathering and Erosion

February 2012

Another week, means science lesson on the Tanberg!  In Week #3 of the science unit the students learned about Earth's SLOW processes, such as weathering and erosion!! The Isle Au Haut school was the host school during this week!

 

Mrs. Greatorex on Isle Au Haut started the lesson with an overview of what weathering and erosion can do to the Earth's surface!

 

You know it is going to be a great lesson when Bill Nye the Science guy is apart of it!!!

 

After our quick overview, it was time for some fun experiments involving the concepts of weathering and erosion! Pretty cool that a teacher on another island can lead students on through hands on experiments and then have a group discussion about it with kids from FOUR OTHER ISLANDS! Yeah, you should be impressed!

 

The first experiment was to show how weathering, such as rain, can cause the earth surface to change! The kids used eye droppers to drop water onto sugar cubes... changing the way the sugar cubes looked. See the connection?!

 

This Monhegan middle schooler wanted to change how the sugar cubes looked by dissolving them in his mouth! He is like a big giant model of weathering!

 

Next, Mrs. Greatorex led the kids in an experiment about erosion using soil and straws! The kids tried to cause erosion by blowing the soil using the straws!

 

Look closely and you can see all of the kids trying to erode their soil!!!

 

Isle Au Haut ended their lesson by sharing pictures of erosion and weathering that they found on their island!

 

 

 

Here is the lesson in action! Pretty cool stuff here!

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    Industrial agriculture, deforestation, roads, anthropogenic environment change and also metropolitan sprawl are within the most significant man actions in regards to the effect on stirring erosion. There are lots of avoidance and also remediation routines that could reduce or perhaps restrict erosion involving weak soils.
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    Two important classifications of weathering processes exist physical and chemical weathering; each sometimes involves a biological component. Mechanical or physical weathering involves the breakdown of rocks and soils through direct contact with atmospheric conditions, such as heat, water, ice and pressure.
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