Weathering: Where Does Sand Come From?
Area of Science
Weathering, rocks, forces of nature
Sabine De Brabandere, PhD, Science Buddies
Sandra Slutz, PhD, Science Buddies
Video narration by Jennifer E Paz
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In this lesson, students explore weathering—the wearing away of rock by exposure to the elements. They learn how it creates smooth boulders, rounded pebbles, sinkholes to swim in, and caves to explore. In the activity, they explore the connection between weathering and sand using sugar cubes.
- Investigate how forces of nature contribute to the weathering of rock.
- Explain what weathering is and how it occurs.
- Sugar cubes (4)
- Dark colored paper
- Transparent cup
Prep Work (10 minutes)
Gather the materials. Have one or more containers of water ready so each group can fill their dropper.
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