This! Erosion Investigation
by Melissa Breuer
Related Topics: soil, plants, air/water, agriculture, quality, weather, water cycle, ecology, engineering, forests/ forestry.
Ohio Academic Standards Alignment: Click here to view content standards alignment to Science for Ohio by grade level.
"Erosion and sedimentation are complimentary geological processes."
Note: Groliers 1998 Interactive CD Encyclopedia was used to gather the above information.
Misconception(s). Misconception: Students tend to think of natural geologic erosion as being as large-scale and fast-paced as the types of erosion which occur due to human activity. Fact: Natural geologic erosion is a very slow, small-scale form of erosion.
Cautions: Wear old clothing when investigating and working outside, wash hands following investigation, teach proper handling and storage of tools, and watch for poison ivy.
Expected Results: Students will propose plans to correct erosion problems on their school grounds that may lead to implementation. Students will learn about the different types of erosion and further develop their observation skills and group teamwork.