Weathering Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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Which type of weathering involves living things?

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The following is an example of which type of weathering?

Water freezes in the cracks of rocks over and over, which causes the rocks to break apart.

2. _____ is a type of chemical weathering in which oxygen in water causes the iron in rocks to rust and soften the rocks.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be asked five questions about the process of weathering. You'll need to know the three different types of weathering and understand how they're different.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Know the type of weathering that involves living things
  • Recognize different types of weathering
  • Understand what causes iron in rocks to rust and soften
  • Name the landform that was made by weathering from the Colorado River

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice using the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between the types of weathering
  • Information recall - remember what you know about the process that makes rocks rusty and soft
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about weathering to answer which landform was made by weathering from the Colorado River

Additional Learning

To get more information on weathering, review the lesson called Weathering Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts. The lesson will help you:

  • Define the process of weathering
  • Learn what lichens are and how they contribute to weathering
  • Understand how long ago the Colorado River started weathering rocks