4-ESS2-1: Weathering and Erosion
Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation. (Cause and Effect)
Clarification Statement: Examples of variables to test could include angle of slope in the downhill movement of water, amount of vegetation, speed of wind, relative rate of deposition, cycles of freezing and thawing of water, cycles of heating and cooling, and volume of water flow.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to a single form of weathering or erosion.
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- Motion of water
- Temperature (i.e melting and freezing cycle)
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