Ch 6: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 7: Weathering, Erosion, and Soil

About This Chapter

The Weathering, Erosion, and Soil chapter of this Glencoe Earth Science Online Textbook Help course helps students learn essential earth science lessons of erosion and deposition. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Weathering, Erosion, and Soil textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Earth Science Weathering, Erosion, and Soil chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the weathering, erosion and soil topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn about:

  • Mechanical weathering
  • Structure and types of soil
  • Effects of erosion on landforms
  • Factors that influence the weathering rate
  • Chemical weathering
  • Prevention and effects of soil erosion

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7 Lessons in Chapter 6: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 7: Weathering, Erosion, and Soil
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Mechanical Weathering: Definition, Process, Types & Examples

1. Mechanical Weathering: Definition, Process, Types & Examples

Over time, the forces of the natural environment cause rocks to physically break down in a process called mechanical weathering. Learn how factors, such as wind, water and temperature fluctuations lead to mechanical weathering.

What is Chemical Weathering? - Definition, Process & Examples

2. What is Chemical Weathering? - Definition, Process & Examples

Chemical weathering is what happens when rocks are broken down and chemically altered. Learn about the different types of chemical weathering, including hydrolysis, oxidation, carbonation, acid rain and acids produced by lichens.

Factors that Affect the Rate of Weathering

3. Factors that Affect the Rate of Weathering

Weathering is the process that breaks down rocks into smaller pieces. The rate at which rock weathers depends on certain factors. Learn how factors, such as exposure to the atmosphere, the composition of rock and climate affect the rate of weathering.

Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms

4. Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms

Landforms are constantly being broken down and reformed by the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition. In this lesson, we explore chemical and physical weathering and how the face of the earth gets changed.

What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types

5. What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types

Soil is the material found on the surface of the earth that is composed of organic and inorganic material. Soil varies due to its structure and composition. Learn about the different types of soil and soil structures in this video lesson.

What is Soil Erosion? - Definition and Causes

6. What is Soil Erosion? - Definition and Causes

With soil erosion, the top layer of soil is worn away due to factors such as water, wind and tillage of farmland. Learn about soil erosion and how natural elements and human activities break up and transport soil.

Soil Erosion: Effects & Prevention

7. Soil Erosion: Effects & Prevention

Topsoil is lost through soil erosion. This can reduce soil quality and cause water pollution. Learn about the effects of soil erosion as well as preventative measures, including increased vegetation, terracing, crop rotation and strip cropping.

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