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Friday, November 12, 2010

Weathering and Erosion Lab

We recently had a 2 day weathering and erosion lab that consisted of 9 stations, buckets of water, several pounds of sand, hydrochloric acid, and of course many rocks! It was quite the mess, but we all know that in science, mess = learning! :) Students used hands-on activities to simulate an eroding beach, chemical weathering of limestone, physical weathering and abrasion on all types of rocks, wind in a dessert, floods, the chemical weathering of regular water, and how vegetation prevents landslides and erosion. Here are some pictures from our big adventure!

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