Type:

Other

Description:

In this outdoor activity, learners investigate the relationship between the slope of a trail and soil erosion. Using both math and science skills, learners gain awareness of how human activities such as construction and agriculture can alter the environment and change the rate of soil erosion, affecting plant and animal life as well as changing the landscape and increasing such risks as flooding. This activity can be combined with the Cardiac Hill activity from the same source.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

slope,Data Analysis,Oceanography,NSDL,soil,Data Representation,Biological science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Education,Problem Solving,Mathematics,General,agriculture,Social Sciences,Communicating Results,Fractions,Technology and the Environment,Data Collection,Upper Elementary,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926133849752T,Anthropology,conservation,Rocks and Minerals,hill,plant cover,Life Science,General science,erosion,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Informal Education,Middle School,Formulating Explanations,Human Impact,Gathering Data,High School,Plane Geometry,trail,construction,Ecosystems,Conducting Investigations,Representation,History/Policy/Law,Physics,steepness,Ecology,The Scientific Worldview,Earth system science,Oceans and Water,Rate,Elementary School,Science and society,Risks and Benefits,Technology,Geoscience,Asking Questions

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

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