Name ________________________________ DATE DUE ____________________________

Period ___________________

EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY
WEATHERING, EROSION, & DEPOSITION PROJECT
Throughout your school, community and environment weathering, erosion, and deposition are occurring. In this project you are going to go out and witness them taking place all around us. In order to accomplish this feat you will need a camera, good eye, and your knowledge of earth science. Choose 3 of the 4 categories listed below and take two pictures from each category chosen. The two pictures need to show different examples from each category. Each picture must be LABELED with your findings, the location, and a brief explanation of the type of process taking place. You can use Photostory to make a movie or create a web photo album on Picasa (free image hosting site by Google) and send me the link. Also, you can assemble them by hand and create a collage. Just remember, you must label and explain each picture you use. PHYSICAL WEATHERING Frost Action Plant Root Growth Abrasion DEPOSITION Beaches Barrier Islands Graded Bedding Horizontal Sorting Sand Dunes Unsorted Sediments from Glaciers Delta Caves (Stalactite) CHEMICAL WEATHERING Oxidation Hydrolysis Acids EROSION Soil Creep Mudslide Landslide Finger Lakes Sandblasting Deflation Drumlin Waterfall Jetties Sea stacks Wave-cut cliffs

REPLACE TWO QUIZ ZEROS WITH 100’S FOR EACH CATEGORY SUCCESSFULLY PHOTOGRAPHED, LABELED AND EXPLAINED.

WORD of CAUTION:

Neatness and effort are included as part of the overall grade. Make sure that each photo is completely explained with the type of process you are attempting to demonstrate. PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN!!! There are plenty of good examples around your neighborhood. Earth Science is something best experienced in the field. The purpose of this project is to get you outside to see first-hand many of the things that we have discussed in class this year (Please note however that IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT, YOU MUST BE IN EACH PHOTOGRAPH). I need to be able to tell that you were actually at the location. You can use a conventional camera or a digital camera, and you can do the project with other people.

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