How to Stop Erosion

Why do some places experience more erosion than others?

This lesson has 2 parts! First, you’ll learn about rain, roots, and runoff, and set up an experiment to see if plants can help prevent erosion. Then, you’ll test the experiment, learn more about erosion, and engineer a man-made model that might be able to help prevent erosion too!

All of the Work of Water, but especially the following lessons:

What you’ll learn:

  • Rain can cause erosion.
  • Plants can help prevent erosion.
  • How to make and test an engineering model for preventing erosion.

Pre-lesson discussion questions:

  • Do you know anything about erosion?
  • Have you ever seen erosion happen when it rains? Have you ever heard of a landslide?

Lesson Includes

  • 5 Sections