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.
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!
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.
Wind can change the shape of land.
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