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Weathering, Erosion & Deposition

Science, Grade 3

 
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© Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4346 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Weathering, Erosion & Deposition Some photos courtesy of USFWS. Erosion Changes on the Earth’s surface are caused in part by weathering and erosion. Erosion is the wearing away of the Earth’s surface by rain, wind, snow, and ice. Over time, whole landscapes can be changed by erosion and deposition. Deposition Deposition is the laying down of pieces of Earth’s surface, such as rocks and sand. weathering erosion weathering weathering weathering wind rain erosion Weathering The Earth’s surface changes constantly because of wind, water, temperature changes, and living things. Landforms can change due to weathering which is the process of breaking rocks into smaller pieces. water wind temperature changes living things deposition wind rain
© Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4346 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Weathering, Erosion & Deposition a) weathering Pause & Review Label the image using these terms: erosion, rain, wind, deposition, weathering. Match each term to its definition. b) erosion c) deposition the process by which soil, rock, or sand is moved or worn away by water, wind, and glaciers the process of soil, rock, or sand being deposited or added to a landform by the forces of erosion the process that breaks rock down into smaller pieces