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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Weathering Cubes

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Summary
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.
Overview
Topic: 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
Objective
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 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

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