The Exploring Mechanical Weathering Lab Activity Shows the weathering of rocks on the Earth’s surface.
- Students observe how the environment effects rocks
- Developed by Ward's geologists
- Teacher's guide included
- Aligned to NGSS standards (MS/HS: ESS1, ESS2)
It’s easy to recreate the process of mechanical weathering in the lab. Students can observe what happens to different rock samples when each is shaken and abraded in a container of water.
Their findings help them understand the various factors that influence mechanical weathering. The lab includes a teacher’s guide and student copymasters.
The kit is also available for purchase with a link to a NewPath digital lesson, which includes a variety of resources on the topic, including background information, illustrations and self-assessments.