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Erosion Classroom Activities and Lesson Plans


Compiled by Christy Pratt.


ism Weathering & Erosion
A good lesson plan that demonstrates the effects that occur with each type of weathering and erosion. This lesson plan can easily be used for an introduction or expanded for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university students.

national geographic How was the Grand Canyon Formed?
This lesson plan helps students explore the creation of the Grand Canyon through a classroom activity. This classroom activity can easily be adapted for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university level students.

gsa Dig This! Erosion Investigation
This lesson plan allows students to examine and demonstrate their knowledge of erosion by self exploration. Minor modifications make this activity appropriate for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university students.

Soil on Brain Pop Jr Background Soil Information and Activities
Review with children that most plants rely on soil to grow. Animals rely on soil for shelter and on plants for food. People rely on plants and animals for food, and on plants and soil for shelter. Soil is so important that a whole field of science is dedicated just to its study-soil science.

pbs Can't See the Water for Dirt
This lesson plan involves a classroom activity that helps students understand how sediment affects aquatic life by constructing a model. This classroom activity is useful for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university students.

DonorsChoose.org Small Grants for Science Teachers
A two-page proposal might win $200 to $600 in science supplies for your students. Thousands of teachers win these grants every year. DonorsChoose.org.

evergreen My School is Eroding and Corroding
This lesson plan gives students a project to evaluate natural and human-caused weathering of school building materials. This classroom activity can be used to introduce or expand erosion for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university level students.

evergreen Catch My Drift
This lesson plan gives students the ability to investigate snow pile erosion with techniques that are used for studying rock strata. This classroom activity can be adapted for elementary, secondary, middle school, and university students.
DonorsChoose.org Small Grants for Science Teachers
A two-page proposal might win $200 to $600 in science supplies for your students. Thousands of teachers win these grants every year. DonorsChoose.org.

Waterproof Paper.com Free Graph Paper and Free Maps
Your students can get free printable graph paper, printable maps, printable calendars and more at Waterproof Paper.com, a website affiliated with Geology.com..

National Science Teachers Association
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Associations for Science Teachers
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