Publication - Science Rocks: Science Rocks is a middle school teaching resource which contains a multitude of hands-on and student relevant teaching ideas about rocks, minerals and the work of geoscientists. It contains a wealth of ready to use lessons and resource sheets for students from year 4-9.Some activities include exploring the rock cycle through song and kinaesthetic activities, examining and identifying rocks and crystals, writing a biography of a scientist and even investigating the seven different minerals present in a toothpaste tube.
Weathering, erosion and deposition are all around us. Without these processes we would not have our mountains, river valleys, sandy beaches or even the soil in which we grow our food. This booklet outlines the processes of weathering, erosion and deposition for the information of teachers and students. Inlcudes case studies about the formation of many Australian landforms such as Uluru, the Warrumbungles and the Bungle Bungles. The booklet also includes reproducible student activities that provide students with fun and easy ways to learn about the processes that shape the Earth. - 50 page booklet - 8 student activities - suggested answers A comprehensive resource to introduce your students to the concept of regolith, an important way of looking at, and mapping, the landscape. Suitable for primary Years 5-6 and secondary Years 7-12.
Year 7 or 8 Science homework? Visit us for info on chemical & physical weathering. Specifically find info here on what weathering is, physical (mechanical) weathering, frost wedging, freeze-thaw weathering, thermal expansion, insolation weathering, biological weathering, exfoliation, chemical weathering, types of chemical weathering, oxidation, hydration, hydrolysis, carbonation, solution, results of weathering, sediment & rates of weathering. Also find images, animations, podcasts & exams here
Encyclopedic entry. Weathering is the breaking down or dissolving of rocks and minerals on Earth’s surface. Water, ice, acids, salt, plants, animals, and changes in temperature are all agents of weathering.
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