Summer SAVY 2018: Session 3, Day 2 – Environmental Explorers (Rising 2nd)
Happy Second Day!
What is erosion and how is it different from weathering? This is the question that the environmental explorers were able to answer after conducting several experiments involving rocks, limestone, vinegar, and water. These experiments also helped them to determine the difference between physical and chemical weathering. As members of the town council of Dunesville, NC, they reflected on their knowledge of systems, coastal areas, erosions, and weathering to take a quick survey on how they feel thus far about the development of the children’s camp.
Out of nine members on the council, six of the young explorers are ready to approve the development of the camp. They are basing their decisions from the perspective of the children in Dunesville. They stated that a children’s camp near the beach would give the children lots of fun activities like swimming, scuba diving, the collection of seashell, and etc. The remaining members of the council feel that a children’s camp is too risky and unsafe considering the concerns of erosion and weathering near the coastline.
Tomorrow the young explorers will observe and record data on different types of sand. They will also research sand dunes and sand erosion. They will have the difficult task of designing and creating a structure that can support its own weight when placed in sand. We will see how the introduction of sand dunes and sand erosion impact their decision of approving or disapproving the children’s camp in Dunesville, NC.
Dr. P. J
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