What is the process of wearing away of rocks and soil?
Weathering is the process that breaks down rocks and other materials over time. Erosion is the movement of broken materials by wind, water, ice, and gravity. Deposition is when the eroded material is deposited somewhere else.
Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition
Weathering, erosion, and deposition can create distinctive landforms, such as buttes, mesas, canyons, and arches. Weathering is caused by physical, chemical, and biological processes. Erosion by water is often caused by the force of gravity, a process known as mass wasting.
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What are the differences between weathering and erosion?
How does deposition cause features in the Earth's surface?
Do you think the process of weathering, erosion and deposition happens quickly or slowly?
What can humans do to help prevent erosion and deposition?
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What is the process by which rocks and soil are broken down by wind, water, and ice?
What is the movement of weathered materials from one place to another?
What is it called when weathered materials settle or deposit in a new location?
Which of the following processes occurs first: weathering, erosion, or deposition?
Which natural agent causes most erosion on earth?
Work together in pairs: What are some examples of agents of erosion, weathering and deposition?