In this activity, students will model the weathering of rocks by shaking sugar cubes in a container. They will make observations and draw conclusions about the relationship between surface area, volume, and weathering.
Weathering, surface area to volume relationship
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of the process of weathering on different-sized particles
- An exploration of the relationship between surface area, volume, and weathering
Students will gain an understanding of how rock weathering occurs, and they will understand how rock surface area and volume can affect weathering rates.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 4
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