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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
Build a model beach and see how waves affect the shoreline of the beach. [E]
What is Erosion?
Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Find different ways to prevent the damaging effects of soil erosion. [P] [P]
Build a model of a water channel and determine how best to prevent erosion in that channel. [E]
Find out what type of liquid (different pH), breaks down limestone the most (limestone erosion). [P]
Identify the different types of erosion [E]
How do chemicals, streams and ice weather rocks? [E]
How long would it take Mount Everest to erode? [E] [E]
What is Erosion?

Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Can Plants Stop Soil Erosion? [E]
Estimate rates of soil erosion due to rainfall at different sites. [E]
See if the style of jetty on barrier islands affects the amount of erosion on the beach. [E]
Test which ground cover would better protect soil from water erosion. [E]
What is erosion? [P]
What is the effect of different barrier shapes on preventing erosion? [E] [E]
Determine how fast water erodes different types of rock. [E]
What Effect Does Soil Particle Size Have on Water Absorption? [E]
The effects of polyacrylamide versus polyacrylate on erosion [P]
What is Erosion?

High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Using Starch and Biopolymer Aqueous Solutions to Reduce Soil Erosion [E]
The Effect of Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne) Presence and Growth Stage on the Erodibility of a Sandy Clay Soil [E]
Determine whether the beaches in the Malibu area are eroding at an unnatural rate due to human development. [E]
What Barrier to Wind Erosion Is Most Effective? [E]
Determine which soil types are most likely to erode under severe weather conditions? [E]
What is Erosion?
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