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Weathering and Erosion for Middle School

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Description

Students will love these engaging activities on weathering and erosion. Changes in the Earth’s surface will be studied. Students will love these easy-to-do labs. This is a great unit for Earth Science. Reading passages on weather and erosion are included.

This resource includes:

  • hands-on activities
  • informational text passages on weathering and erosion
  • a lab
  • lab pages
  • answer keys

This resource is designed to meet the standard for NGSS Earths Systems:

MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at

varying time and spatial scales

For the lab, you will need sand, water, salt rock, and containers.

And the Utah SEEd

Standard 7.2.2 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.

These science reading passages including are rich in content and students will practice their reading informational text skills while learning more about weathering and erosion.

The following science concepts are addressed:

weathering and erosion

chemical weathering

mechanical weathering

oxidation

hydrolysis

organic weathering

hydration

carbonization

glaciation

observation

recording data

comparing and contrasting

measuring

research

making an Argument from Evidence