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Ch 9: Weathering and Erosion: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Weathering and Erosion chapter of this Earth Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about weathering and erosion. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the characteristics and processes of weathering and erosion required in a typical earth science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other earth science work.
  • Identify the weathering and erosion concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our earth science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn weathering and erosion and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding types of weathering and wasting, soil erosion, wasting triggers or any other weathering and erosion topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their weathering and erosion unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in earth science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the processes of mechanical and chemical weathering.
  • Learn about the factors that influence the rate of weathering.
  • Identify the different types of soil.
  • Discuss the process of soil erosion and explore ways to prevent it.
  • Explain how mass wasting contributes to the formation of the Earth's surface.
  • List the major triggers of mass wasting.
  • Describe the different types of wasting.

10 Lessons in Chapter 9: Weathering and Erosion: Tutoring Solution
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Mechanical Weathering: Definition, Process, Types & Examples

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.

What is Chemical Weathering? - Definition, Process & Examples

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.

Factors that Affect the Rate of Weathering

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.

What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types

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.

What is Soil Erosion? - Definition and Causes

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.

Soil Erosion: Effects & Prevention

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.

Mass Wasting: Definition, Types, Causes & Processes

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.

Major Triggers for Mass Wasting: Water, Slopes, Vegetation Removal & Earthquakes

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.

Types of Wasting: Slump, Rockslide, Debris Flow & Earthflow

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.

Frost Wedging: Definition & Example

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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