Erosion & Deposition Lesson for Kids


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The movement of sediments by wind or water is called _____.

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1. Erosion and deposition are constantly causing _____ on the Earth's surface

2. When rivers drop sediments into lakes or oceans, it is called _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Two of the main reasons why the face of the Earth looks the way it does today are known as erosion and deposition. If you want to see what you know about these processes, you can answer these helpful quiz questions to get overviews of some main points about them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you questions about:

  • Sediment movement caused by wind
  • The effects of erosion and deposition on the Earth
  • Sediment movement caused by rivers
  • How the Grand Canyon formed

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check to see what facts about erosion and deposition you can remember
  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you know the meanings of key words like erosion and deposition, and can identify them from information given in the questions
  • Reading comprehension - use the questions to see how well you understand the related lesson on the importance of erosion and deposition on the Earth's surface

Additional Learning

More facts about this subject are found in the lesson called Erosion & Deposition Lesson for Kids. In this lesson you will learn about:

  • The definition of erosion
  • What deposition means
  • How rocks and sand dunes change in the desert
  • Why rivers are often brown in color