Winter is a great time for studying erosion because so much of the landscape is bare and easy to observe. The season is making her mark on several places as rain, snow and ice fall and don’t have to contend with foliage as a protector of land and rocks.
My children and I enjoyed a much anticipated warmer weather walk yesterday with our eyes open for signs of erosion. Here are some of the things we found.
In our Everchanging Erosion study, we’ve included a scavenger hunt that can help your children located signs of erosion. We’ve also included a fun candy experiment to demonstrate the process of a rock turning into a pebble, how to compare land after a flood, an experiment to determine how ice and other weather can break a rock and so much more! I’ve only mentioned a few of the activities that happen to go along with the photographs I was able to take yesterday. Believe it or not, there’s TONS to do concerning the study of erosion and weathering.