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Ch 3: ScienceFusion The Dynamic Earth Unit 1.3: Erosion & Deposition by Water

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The Erosion & Deposition by Water chapter of this ScienceFusion The Dynamic Earth Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with erosion and deposition by water. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Erosion & Deposition by Water textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Erosion & Deposition by Water chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the erosion and deposition 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:

  • Chemical and mechanical weathering
  • Stream valley formation
  • The process of bedrock channel formation
  • Types of alluvial channels
  • Shoreline deposition and erosion

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6 Lessons in Chapter 3: ScienceFusion The Dynamic Earth Unit 1.3: Erosion & Deposition by Water
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Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms

1. 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.

The Formation of Stream Valleys

2. The Formation of Stream Valleys

Running water is very powerful and has the ability to change the land around it. In this lesson, we will explore the creation of stream valleys and how they are shaped by the water that runs through them.

Bedrock Channels: Formation & Process

3. Bedrock Channels: Formation & Process

Bedrock channels are eroded paths cut through solid rock foundations known as bedrock. Learn about bedrock channels and the processes that form them, including abrasion and plucking.

Alluvial Channels: Definition & Types

4. Alluvial Channels: Definition & Types

An alluvial channel is a water channel made up of loose sediments called alluvium. Learn about the types of alluvial channels, meandering channels and braided channels, and the characteristics that make them unique in this lesson.

The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features

5. The Effects of Coastal Erosion on Shoreline Features

Shorelines constantly change due to the pounding of waves that erode coastal structures. Learn about shoreline features that are formed through coastal erosion, such as wave-cut cliffs, wave-cut platforms, sea arches and sea stacks.

The Effects of Deposition on Shoreline Features

6. The Effects of Deposition on Shoreline Features

Shorelines constantly change due to the depositing of sand and sediment, which is a process known as deposition. Learn about shoreline features that are created by deposition, such as spits, baymouth bars, tombolos and barrier islands.

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