002 - Weathering and Erosion

Factual Question

What is the difference between the processes of erosion and weathering?

Key Terminology

  • Precipitation
  • Infiltration
  • Interception
  • Through flow
  • Surface Storage
  • Leaf drip (drip tip)
  • Evaporation
  • Transpiration
  • Overland flow
  • Ground water flow
  • Weathering
  • Onion- skin weathering
  • Freeze-thaw weathering
  • Biological weathering
  • Chemical weathering
  • Erosion
You will learn about the words above throughout the lesson, but if you are still unsure then click on the link below for the definitions. As you use the words in your written work, highlight them.


Activity One - Review

How Earth Made Us - Water Cycle 8 mins

  1. What is the water cycle?
  2. How does the water cycle work?
  3. Copy the diagram below and add the key terminology labels from above.
  4. Define all the words that you do not know the meaning of. 
Image One - Hydrological Cycle
USGS - water cycle

Activity Two - Weathering and Erosion

Watch the YouTube clip and then answer the questions below.

Studyjams: Weathering and Erosion

  1. What is weathering?
  2. What is erosion?
  3. What are the different types of weathering?
  4. Design a flow chart to explain how the different sections of weathering occur.
  5. Copy the table below and fill in the columns explaining how water, ice and wind are all forms of erosion.
 Diagram of Erosion Description of How Erosion Occurs




Useful Resources and Images

Image Two - Coastal Erosion
Taken From: http://image.slidesharecdn.com/landforms-of-erosion-ap-1211484177915351-9/95/landforms-of-erosion-ap-1-728.jpg?cb=1211478216

Image Three - River Erosion
Taken From: http://www.geographypods.com/uploads/7/6/2/2/7622863/_934286054_orig.jpg

Image Four - Glacial Erosion
Taken From: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53109b11e4b05040160f0a8f/t/55fbcf48e4b04c74c5055c48/1442565963803/

Image Five - Wind Erosion
Taken From: https://infosys.ars.usda.gov/WindErosion/weps/graphics/CreepSaltSusp.jpg

Activity Three - Review

Weathering and Erosion Song