When discussing weathering and erosion with our students, some may not have the background knowledge or experiences to visualize these processes in order to make real world connections. How can we give students an experience where they can see soil being moved and influenced by wind or water? The following is a two part project found in our second grade Landforms module in our STEAM Fundamentals curriculum.
|1 – measuring cup||1 – poster board||Tape|
|2 – foam cups||1 – straw||Water|
|1 – aluminum pan||1 – paper clip||Sand|
Take this activity further to explore erosion prevention methods. Cut a sheet of card stock into 2 inch by 3 inch pieces and place them around the sand mound halfway from the top. Repeat the two activities from before and compare the results.