This simple activity gives all students a clear reference for what weathering is, and easily distinguishes differences between physical and chemical weathering. This gives them a framework to hold on to for the rest of the unit, and they 'get it.'
This can be done as a station activity, or a whole group lesson (like a jigsaw). I have also done it as notes, and then each 'station' being completed as a demonstration where they fill in a chart. It all depends upon the class.
-computer with internet to play video clip (does not need to be with a projector; video can also be downloaded ahead of time). Links to video included.
-Calcium chloride (water softener tablets), or smarties, and a bottle with top.
- chalk, vinegar, small beaker or bowl
- rusty nails
- limestone or marble, HCl in dropper bottle, magnifying glass (can also be done with another piece of chalk, or through another video clip if needed).
Great for a variety of ages.
Included answer key.
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Weather, Erosion, and Deposition Unit Pack
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