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Investigations in Weathering , Erosion and Deposition

from Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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Get ready to shake it up and move mountains! Your students will experience the processes of weathering, erosion and deposition as they use earth materials to gain a better understanding of earth science. They will participate in engaging in engaging activities that will allow them to distinguish between each of these processes. Kit will be mailed which includes supplies needed for student explorations.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $140.00
By Request: $140.00

*Due to shipping costs, schools outside of the United States will be provided with a list of materials to gather for their program rather than a kit being mailed to your school.

In order to complete your reservation for this program, please visit www.connect2texas.net. We will ask for complete billing information on this reservation page.


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

Teachers/coordinators must visit www.connect2texas.net to complete the reservation process.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to weather or technical difficulties. However, the full fee will be charged for programs which do not cancel within 48 hours.

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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Fort Worth, TX
United States

Let the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History come to you! You
and your students can connect and interact LIVE with the Museum’s team
of experts without leaving your campus! Utilizing interactive distance
learning in the classroom, your students can explore science and history
with Museum curators, staff and special guests. These 50-minute
sessions correlate with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and National Standards.

To register
for a program, please go to www.Connect2Texas.net and
click on Events.  Available programs are listed by date and time but you
can narrow down the search by selecting Fort Worth Museum of Science and History from
the program filter. If you would like to request a program on a specific date
and time, email distancelearning@fwmsh.org or call (817)255-9472.

Anne Santana

Program Details


1. This program begins with students writing down what forces change the surface of the earth.
2. They look at a rock of their choosing.
3. They shake rocks in containers, add water, and learn about weathering.
4. They build a formation with sediment, add wind and water, and learn about erosion and deposition.
5. Power point is used for visual representation of each of the processes.


the participant will:
-develop an understanding of the earth processes.
- develop a working definition of earth science concepts.
-be able to distinguish between weathering, erosion and deposition.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

K-4 Content Standard D: As a result of their activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of properties of earth materials.

5-8 Content Stardard D: As a result of their activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of structure of the earth system.

State Standards

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.7, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.7, and 5.8
Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student conducts classroom and outdoor investigations, following home and school safety procedures and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices.

The student uses scientific inquiry methods during laboratory and outdoor investigations. The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.

The student knows that Earth's surface is constantly changing and consists of useful resources.

The student knows that there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among the Sun, Earth, and Moon system