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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

A Rocky Test

Fun Forces
Summary
Students will gain an understanding of rock types and their different responses to physical and chemical weathering.
Overview
Topic: Geology
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of the nature and composition of different rock types
  • An exploration of the effects of physical and chemical weathering on rocks
Objective
In this activity, students explore the effects of physical and chemical weathering on various types of rocks. They use abrasive tools to model physical weathering and observe the effects of a weak acid to model chemical weathering's effects on rocks.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 2 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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