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Soil Does More Than Get You Dirty - Learning Center - Writing Center on Wind and Water Erosion

Learning Center 5
Writing Center on Wind and Water Erosion


  • 6-8 pictures (mounted on cardboard) of different types of wind and water erosion, such as gully, nil, sheet, etc.
  • paper
  • pencils
  • folder

Instructions for students

  1. Each student chooses one picture and takes a pencil and a piece of paper.
  2. Write your name on your paper.
  3. Look carefully at your picture. Write as much as you can that describes what is happening to the soil and why. Then explain why this is happening to the soil. Then explain what could be changed to protect the soil.
  4. If you have time, you may turn your paper over and draw a picture with the new changes you suggested OR you may choose a new picture and repeat the instructions in #3.
  5. When you leave, stack the pictures for the next students and place your papers in the folder.