A Rocky Test
Students will gain an understanding of rock types and their different responses to
physical and chemical weathering.
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of the nature and composition of different rock types
- An exploration of the effects of physical and chemical weathering on rocks
In this activity, students explore the effects of physical and chemical weathering on various types of rocks.
They use abrasive tools to model physical weathering and observe the effects of a weak acid to model chemical weathering's effects on rocks.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 2
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