Materials List: Glaciers, Water and Wind, Oh My!

To share with the entire class:

Chemical Erosion Station

  • glass tray or Petri dish
  • rock samples that contain calcite┬ámineral (calcium carbonate), such as limestone, marble, certain cements/mortars
  • other rock samples, such as brick, granite, most gravels
  • weak acid, such as lemon juice or vinegar
  • eyedropper
  • magnifying glass
  • paper towels

Water Erosion Station

  • large container, such as a deep plastic bin at least 18 x 9 inches (46 x 23 cm)
  • moist soil
  • 12 coins or poker chips
  • paper towels
  • watering can that has several holes in the spout
  • water
  • ruler

Wind Erosion Station

  • sand
  • small-size motorized fan, handheld is preferred
  • large bin or box with no top

Glacier Erosion Station

  • ice cubes, enough for one per group
  • modeling clay; NOT Play-Doh┬«
  • tray
  • sand
  • paper towels

Temperature Erosion Station

  • heat source, such as a burner or hot plate
  • 3 glass beakers
  • ice
  • water
  • plastic tongs
  • goggles
  • marbles, one per group

Each group needs:

The teacher needs:

  • stopwatch, clock or wristwatch, to time 7-8 minute rotation intervals