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Weathering, Soil, and Erosion (00:29)


Learn about the process of erosion; the difference between surface water, groundwater, and glaciers; and how wind, waves, and shorelines are created.

Weathering (07:24)

The process by which rock materials are broken down is called weathering, and can be caused by gravity, wind, water, ice, chemicals, and much more. An example of weathering is how the sands of Egypt have worn away at the Sphinx's face through abrasion; soil is a loose mixture of organic materials and weathered rock.

Erosion and Deposition (03:18)

See what erosion is and what factors lead to it including: wind, water, and gravity. Deposition is when eroded materials are gathered elsewhere.

Surface Water, Ground Water, and Glaciers (10:59)

Water covers the majority of the Earth's surface, 90% of which is saltwater. Groundwater carves out landforms through erosion, such as the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.

Wind, Waves, and Shorelines (09:50)

Wind and waves contribute to erosion and deposition. See what makes shorelines different from beach to beach.

Credits: Earth's Changing Surface (00:22)

Credits: Earth's Changing Surface

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Earth's Changing Surface

Part of the Series : Teaching Systems Earth Science Series
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Sure, we’ve all gone sleigh-riding on glaciers, buried stuffed animals in the backyard, and had the wind or a sudden wave steal a baby duckling right from our hands. But have we ever stopped to ask what glaciers, soil, wind, and waves are really up to on planet Earth? Now’s the time! Topics include: Weathering, Soil and Erosion, Surface Water, Groundwater and Glaciers, and Wind, Waves, and Shorelines.

Length: 33 minutes

Item#: BVL155024

Copyright date: ©2013

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