Outcome: Soil Conservation

Describe types and processes of weathering and erosion.

This section introduces you to weathering and erosion, both important parts of the rock cycle. You will learn how different rocks are weathered and eroded and the implications of this weathering.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Identify causes of soil erosion and soil loss.
  • Identify strategies to conserve and replenish soil.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Causes of Soil Erosion
  • Video: The Dust Bowl
  • Reading: Avoiding Soil Loss
  • Self Check: Soil Conservation


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