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Which Is It: Weathering or Erosion?
Weathering The gradual breaking down of rock to smaller pieces (sediments).
Erosion A process that transports rock, soil or sediment to different locations.
1. The Colorado River has worn down the land in Arizona to form Grand Canyon. Is this weathering or erosion?
2.You have a sandstone wall in your front yard. After a heavy rain, you see loose pieces of the sandstone. Is this weathering or erosion?
3. You notice that a limestone statue at your church has become pitted. You are notified by the city that there has been acid rain in your neighborhood. Is this weathering or erosion?
4. The cold weather has caused your cement walkway to break up. Is this weathering or erosion?
5. The Sahara Desert has many miles of sand dunes. Is this weathering or erosion?
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