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- Understand the processes of mechanical and chemical weathering.
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- Identify the different types of soil.
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1. Mechanical Weathering: Definition, Process, Types & Examples
Mechanical weathering can be defined as the breakdown of rocks due to natural forces like wind, water, cold, and heat. Explore the examples of the different types of mechanical weathering, including thermal expansion, frost shattering, plant activity, and abrasion affect rock formations.
2. What is Chemical Weathering? - Definition, Process & Examples
Chemical weathering in geology is the process by which rocks are slowly broken down through chemical reactions, often resulting in a different substance entirely. Explore the effects caused by the five main types of chemical weathering: hydrolysis, oxidation, carbonation, lichens, and acid rain.
3. Factors that Affect the Rate of Weathering
There are several factors that affect the rate of weathering of rocks. Explore how these factors, including exposure to the atmosphere, the composition of rock, and the climate, all affect the rate of weathering.
4. What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types
Soil is a mixture of organic and inorganic substances which provide nutrients, and structure to plant growth. Learn the profile & horizons, and aggregates & structure of soil included in examples of the distinct types.
5. What is Soil Erosion? - Definition and Causes
Soil erosion is the process of topsoil degradation, often through weathering or agricultural practices. Explore a variety of environmental causes of soil erosion, and their respective impact on the landscape.
6. Soil Erosion: Effects & Prevention
Soil erosion is the gradual disappearance of topsoil. In this lesson, discover the causes and effects of soil erosion, as well as ways to prevent soil erosion.
7. Mass Wasting: Definition, Types, Causes & Processes
Mass wasting is natural phenomena characterized by the mass movement of rock, soil, and debris downward as a result of gravity. Learn about the definition, types, causes, and overall process of mass wasting.
8. Major Triggers for Mass Wasting: Water, Slopes, Vegetation Removal & Earthquakes
Major triggers for mass wasting are the factors responsible for the increased downward movement of rocks, soil, and debris as a result of gravity. Learn about the impact of water, slope, vegetation removal, and earthquakes on mass wasting.
9. Types of Wasting: Slump, Rockslide, Debris Flow & Earthflow
There are several types of wasting that demonstrate the effects of erosion. Learn about the types of mass wasting, including slumps, rockslides, debris flow, and earthflow, and explore some causes of mass wasting.
10. Frost Wedging: Definition & Example
Weathering is when rock and sediment are broken down, either by physical or chemical means. In this lesson, learn to distinguish physical and chemical weathering and delve into examples of physical weathering, like frost wedging.
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