Investigating Erosion in Year 6

This morning, Year 6 have been learning all about coastal erosion!

Firstly, the children had to create their own stable cliff structures using sand and water.

They then blew through straws to ‘weather’ their cliffs with wind, closely monitoring which parts were stronger and which were weaker, deciding which parts would most likely be worn away first.

The children then found out all about the process of erosion – how a crack becomes a cave, an arch, a stack and finally a stump. Take a look at their representations of the process …

We may have made quite a mess in the classroom (!) but what fantastic investigation skills, Year 6, well done!

This will really help with our explanation texts!

 

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