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Read About Changing the Shape of Land!

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DEFINITION OF EROSION

Erosion is when tiny pieces of the Earth’s surface are moved from one place to another. This is usually caused by moving water or wind. Erosion usually happens very slowly.

To better understand how changing the shape land works…

DEFINITION OF EROSION. Erosion is when tiny pieces of the Earth’s surface are moved from one place to another. This is usually caused by moving water or wind. Erosion usually happens very slowly. To better understand how changing the shape land works…

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

The shape of land can change over time.

grand canyon aerial view

The shape of land is constantly changing. You may not have noticed because it usually happens very slowly. People can slow down or stop erosion using the power of science!

The shape of land can change over time. The shape of land is constantly changing. You may not have noticed because it usually happens very slowly. People can slow down or stop erosion using the power of science!
grand canyon aerial view

Flowing water can move sand and soil.

water erosion demonstration

As water flows in a river, it can carry sand and soil from one place to another. This is called water erosion and it is how the Grand Canyon was formed over a long time.

Flowing water can move sand and soil. As water flows in a river, it can carry sand and soil from one place to another. This is called water erosion and it is how the Grand Canyon was formed over a long time.
water erosion demonstration

Wind can change the shape of land.

wind erosion demonstration

Wind is just moving air. It can blow sand and soil from one place to another. Wind can move tiny pieces of the Earth’s surface very f