A bucket for a pothole: visualising past processes by calculation. Modelling river pothole-formation by calculation , thinking through the assumptions

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Link to Resource: https://www.earthlearningidea.com/PDF/259_Bucket_pothole.pdf
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Organization:Earth Learning Idea (ELI)
Summary:Potholes like the ones featured in this activity may have been formed by the grinding action of pebbles being swirled round by the fast-moving water. We can re-create these conditions by swirling pebbles in a bucket of water, using a spade.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Stability and change
Subjects: activities; earth science; erosion; geology; geoscience; water
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