This reading passage covers the major types of weathering: mechanical, chemical, and biotic. There is also a short section on weathering by water.
A graphic organizer is provided to help students organize the information on weathering. The questions are higher level thinking questions that require students to compare and contrast, synthesize information, and make judgements.
This reading passage is appropriate for students in fifth through ninth grade.
Please note that while erosion is mentioned in the reading passage and questions, the reading passage does not contain significant information about it.