Saturday, January 10th, 2015...9:52 am

Experimenting with Weathering

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Yesterday in Science, third graders created sugar cube tombstones to experiment with the effects of weathering. They simulated “rain” with colored water, observing how the water changed the surface and structure of their tombstones. We saw some neat results! The rain caused the sugar cubes to dissolve (not melt!), as the tombstone absorbed the water.

Make some real-life connections. Where do we see these weathering effects in the world around us? Give some examples and post your comment below!

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