This formative includes a complete lesson path to reinforce concepts of weathering and erosion before moving on to the 5th grade standard of sphere interactions. The embeded image must be right clicked to open the different links (as explained in the directions). The image includes the link to a Formative which serves as a record sheet for Glencoe's Virtual Lab on Weathering.
Right-click on the image icons to open the different activities and websites in a new tab. When you have completed the paths, come back to this Formative to "show what you know"!
What is the difference between weathering and erosion?
Both weathering and erosion are natural processes.
Weathering breaks things apart, while erosion carries them away.
Erosion breaks things apart, while weathering carries them away.
Weathering is the same thing as erosion
Which of these is the most powerful force of weathering and erosion?
Water is a powerful weathering agent. Three of the following are also agents of weathering. Which one is not?
The process by which small pieces of rocks and soil are moved by natural forces is called
The process of breaking up rocks on Earth's surface is called
How does freezing water cause the weathering of rocks? The freezing water—
keeps the rocks in place
expands cracks and breaks rocks
makes the rocks last longer
causes rocks to fall in landslides
Acid rain causes the following type of weathering:
Which of the following is an example of mechanical/physical weathering?
tree roots growing in cracks of rocks
chemicals in the air
oxygen and carbon dioxide
Sinkholes, like the one you see above, are mainly caused by which agent of erosion
The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s. The main agent of erosion seen at work during dust storms is
This is a picture of the Grand Canyon. Look closely and think about the spheres that are interacting.
Using the concepts of weathering and erosion, explain which two spheres interacted to create the Grand Canyon
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