Education Technology

Rock Formations

Published on 01/14/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will make observations of weathering and erosion by waves and gravity. Students will use their observations to match the actions of the waves to the processes that shape the earth.

Objectives

  • Students will observe weathering and erosion due to wave action and gravity.

Vocabulary

  • weathering
  • deposition
  • erosion
  • gravity
  • abrasion
  • geoscience processes

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will make observations of weathering and erosion by waves and gravity.  Students will use their observations to match the actions of the waves to the processes that shape the earth.

As a result, students will:

  • Understand that weathering is the physical or chemical breakdown of rock.
  • Understand that erosion is the process of carrying rock away.
  • Understand that geoscience processes can change the Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.
This activity was created using Lua. Learn more about Lua in TI-Nspire here.