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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

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Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will create a model of a sloped hillside using sand, and then they will simulate conditions that can cause a landslide to occur.
Overview
Topic: Landslides
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of landforms and slope stability.
  • An exploration of natural disasters such as landslides.
  • An exploration of the process of erosion.
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of how different variables can contribute to a landslide.

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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