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Clip: Erosion

Learn how water changes rocks and land

Student Application

Witness how soil is formed and learn the properties of sand, clay and loam.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will realize that soil is the loose material that covers the earth. Soil consists of pieces of rock, decaying plants and animals, water, and air.
  2. Students will understand that weathering and erosion contribute to soil production. In both processes, rocks are broken down into smaller pieces. It should be noted that erosi...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Go outside and look at the soil on the playground or anywhere on campus. The teacher can collect samples to take into the classroom. Have the students bring sandwich bags of soil from their yards at home for further comparison and discussion.

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