1. Erosion Experiment

Now that you know what erosion is, let’s do some experiments!

 

a. Wind Erosion

To understand wind erosion, place 2 spoons of sugar in a bowl. Gently blow the sugar (be careful not to make a mess in the kitchen!). As you blow, the sugar particles move around inside the bowl.

This is erosion, caused by wind!

wind erosion
Wind Erosion

b. Water Erosion

Water erosion is when the water moves particles around. Use the same bowl with sugar of the previous experiment. Pour a bit of water on top of the sugar. You wll notice that the water moves the sugar.

This is erosion, caused by the water!

water erosion
Water Erosion