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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Sand Shake

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students experiment with sand and hair dryers to observe how wind, sand, and barriers interact to form sand dunes.
Overview
Topic: Earth Science
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of wind deposition
  • An exploration of Earth's landforms
Objective
Students will gain an understanding of forces and materials that shape the surface of Earth to produce landforms such as sand dunes.

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.

5-MINUTE REFRESHER

TAKE FIVE

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