}

Join 10,000+ homeschoolers
to make learning easy and fun!

Weathering & Erosion Unit: Learn All about How Weathering Works {Printable Cards}

With the rain, wind, and snow the country has been experiencing lately, the subject of weathering came up. So, we’ve been reading books on weathering, erosion, and deposition. The children have learned so much about how weathering works that I just had to share with you!

Don’t forget to check out our awesome hub for all kinds of erosion, weathering and deposition printables and activities!

The children have learned so much about how weathering works that I just had to share with you!

What Is Weathering, Erosion & Deposition?

Weathering is the chemical and physical processes that BREAK DOWN or WEAR AWAY and change the appearance of the Earth’s surface. In essence, the wind and water cause small pieces of rock to break off at the side of a mountain. Cool right? Rocks BREAK DOWN because of this process! Now, weathering is not the same as erosion.

The children have learned so much about how weathering works that I just had to share with you!

How Weathering Works

There are two types of weathering: physical weathering and chemical weathering. Physical weathering occurs because of the pushing or pulling of wind, water, ice, salt, gravity, or heat. Chemical weathering occurs due to oxidation causing metals to rust or because of acid rain.

Take a look at all the images in this post. I took them a couple of summers ago, when we went to places in Arizona and Utah full of the effects of erosion and weathering. This was such a great up-close lesson and we learned so much that I am making information cards with images for you to print and use in your homeschool.

The children have learned so much about how weathering works that I just had to share with you!

Effects of Weathering

Weathering causes changes in the shapes and texture of rock structures. Weathering damages national monuments, historic buildings and landmarks.

Is Weathering The Same As Erosion?

No, weathering is related to the breaking down and loosening of rock and soil into smaller pieces. Erosion is the process by which water, ice, wind, or gravity MOVES or CARRIES the weathered rock or soil away. Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon or seen pictures of it? This iconic landform was formed by the Colorado River’s natural erosive action over the course of thousands of years…easy, yes?

The children have learned so much about how weathering works that I just had to share with you!

Is Weathering The Same As Deposition?

No, deposition is the process in which sediment or soil is laid down or ACCUMULATES in NEW LOCATIONS. Picture your favorite beach or sand dune… yep, deposition.

Books about Weathering

Erosion and Weathering (Rocks: the Hard Facts)Erosion and Weathering (Rocks: the Hard Facts)The Weathering of Sea GlassThe Weathering of Sea GlassWeathering and Erosion (Science Readers: Content and Literacy)Weathering and Erosion (Science Readers: Content and Literacy)

Reading is a favorite pastime around here so of course we found books on weathering! The book Erosion and Weathering explores topics such as how erosion and weathering create landforms and form sediment.

A Rock Is Lively is a gorgeous and informative introduction to the fascinating world of rocks. Rocks don’t just lie there! They are constantly being weathered, and some rocks become particularly useful to us humans.

The book Weathering and Erosion explores how the Earth’s surface is always changing. Did you know that even people can drastically change the Earth’s surface? This book also has a fun, hands on science activity where children can see what happens when land erodes.

What Shapes the Land? Is a fascinating book in which children will learn about how mountains and islands form from volcanoes, how wind and rivers create canyons, how rivers and streams create underground caves, and how ocean waves shape coasts.

The children have learned so much about how weathering works that I just had to share with you!

Have you liked this series so far? Would you like to get these information cards? Simply enter your email below and you will receive the PDF file directly into your inbox.

Name:
Email:

Want the entire set of printables for an amazing price?

Thank you for visiting our Weathering & Erosion Unit: Learn All about How Weathering Works {Printable Cards} post!

You might also like:

Weathering and Erosion Printables (24 3-Part Cards)

Erosion vs Weathering ~ Awesome Science STEM Activities

What is the Difference between Weathering and Erosion? {Free Printables}

Do you love the Montessori Method and want to do Montessori at home, but don't know where to start or how to stay organized? I know exactly how you feel! I have been there! When I first started doing Montessori at home, there were so many things I wish I had known! I had so many questions and not many answers.

I felt so lost...

I created this Montessori at Home bundle with you in mind. This combo of ebook, planner, lists, tips and 3-part card mega bundle will get you started on the right track!

Come and take a look! It is a one-of-a-kind bundle at a very special price!

Sale!

Montessori at Home SUPER MEGA Printable Starter Bundle

$121.99 $29.99

Montessori at Home Printable Starter Bundle

If you are like me and wanted to have a “support system” to get your Montessori at Home journey started successfully, then this is the bundle for you!

This Montessori at Home Printable Starter Bundle includes:

1~ A Montessori at Home Planner ($30 value)

This Montessori at Home Planner is a digital download in PDF form (48 pages long) and it includes:

  • Cover page, How to use this planner, Maria Montessori quotes, Helpful Resources
  • Montessori Sensitive Period Learning Chart, The Montessori 3 Period Lesson, How to use Montessori 3-Part Cards
  • Yearly Calendars (3), Monthly Calendars (6), Weekly Calendars (7)
  • Additional Forms, Arts & Crafts Ideas, Attendance Chart, Montessori Works Record Chart
  • Field Trips, My Favorite Montessori Works list, Notes page (2)
  • Montessori environment sketch page, Reading Log, Supply List
  • Bonus: Montessori Curriculum List with resources links!

2~ Montessori 3-Part Cards Mega Bundle ($72 value)

This Montessori 3-Part Cards Mega Bundle had 48 complete sets of 3-Part Cards in all kinds of topics you can imagine!

3~ Montessori at Home eBook ($19.99 value)

This fantastic eBook is what is going to set you up for success when it comes to planning to teach Montessori at Home. This eBook will give you the knowledge and confidence to get you started!

This set of 102 pages includes 11 chapters, 6 awesome Montessori resources and 12 very helpful printable charts and lessons.

Chapters

  • Why We Love to Teach Montessori at Home
  • Why You Should Teach Montessori at Home
  • Easy Montessori Prep Ideas for Busy Moms
  • 10 Tips to Making Inexpensive Montessori Materials & Free Downloads
  • How to Organize Montessori Materials at Home {Printable Montessori Labels}
  • 10 Things to know about teaching Montessori at home
  • How to Create a Successful Montessori Schedule for Home PART 1
  • How to Create a Successful Montessori Schedule for Home PART 2
  • The Montessori Three-Period Lesson {Printable List included}
  • How to use Montessori 3-Part Cards {Printable included}
  • DIY Montessori 3-Part Cards Organizer {Tutorial and Printable Template included}

Montessori Resources

  • The Montessori Curriculum Approach to Sensory Education with Printable
  • Easy Printable Montessori Lesson Ideas for Every Subject
  • 130+ Montessori & Montessori-Inspired Posts
  • The Best Montessori Books for Parents and Educators
  • Montessori-Friendly Living Books Library
  • The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Montessori Home
  • BONUS: Free Printable Montessori Curriculum List & Resources

*****

Have you been wanting to incorporate Montessori at home, but don't know where to start or how to implement what you know? This Montessori at home printable starter bundle is exactly what you need to get your journey on the right track from the beginning. Come and take a look at what it includes and why it can help you.

These 3 great resources are perfect for Montessori at home! Get all 3 separately for a total of $122

OR GET ALL 3 HERE TOGETHER AS A BUNDLE FOR $30!

I am SO not kidding you! 100% yes!

You can definitely get all 3 for only $30!

*****

EU buyers, GO HERE.


10 Solar System Pictures, Activities & Games Bundle

12 Printable North America Countries Activities
3 Montessori-Inspired Land, Water and Air Activities with free printables
3 Montessori-Inspired “Land, Water & Air” Activities & Printables

5 Fun Ways for Kids to Learn Geography

5 Tips to Teaching and Animals in Winter Unit – Printable Hibernation, Migration and Adaptation Notebooking Pages

10 Animal Cell and Skeletal System Activities ~ Printable Anatomy Set for Kids

10 Solar System Pictures, Activities & Games Bundle

12 Creative Moth Life Cycle Printables for Kids to Love

Interested in great educational printables for your kids? Look here!
Continental Map Notebooking Pages Country Study Notebooking Pages

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visit our Teachers Pay Teachers Store!