Document Type

Lesson Plan

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

This model demonstrates the effects of erosion on soil. Users are able to adjust both rain (water) and wind intensity as well as rates of erosion for both. There is also an option to add different amounts of vegetative land cover; allowing users to see how areas with land cover are not as susceptible to erosion as open areas. The lesson plan has students run multiple trials, record data, create graphs and lines of best fit. The line of best fit is than used to make predictions and estimations. This was designed as a supplement to an erosion lesson and does not include all factors that affect erosion.

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Grade Level

8-12 Earth Science

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