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Erosion
Agents of Erosion

Erosion
Erosion


Agents of Erosion
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.48

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    gradual, sandpaper, yearly, riverbed, sediment, meaning, deposition, overflow, banks, downhill, erosion, gravity, silt, destructive, planet, form
     content words:    Grand Canyon, Colorado River, Appalachian Mountains, Rocky Mountains


Agents of Erosion
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Our beautiful planet has many different landforms. There are mountains and valleys. There are plains and plateaus. There are rolling hills and deep canyons. Earth's surface is always changing. The surface is constantly being worn down by erosion. Erosion is the process of wearing away or carrying away materials from Earth's surface. It comes from the Latin words meaning "to eat away." Erosion eats away Earth's surface.
 
2     There are four main agents of erosion. Moving water, wind, gravity, and ice wear away or break up rocks, sediments, and soil from the land's surface. When these materials are deposited or dropped in new places, it is called deposition.
 
3     Erosion and deposition work together. They change landforms. Sometimes they create new ones. Flowing water wears away soil and rock like sandpaper wears away wood. Streams and rivers carve gullies and canyons through the land. Ocean waves pound rocks into small grains called sand. Wind carries away soil and sand. They are deposited in other places. Mountain glaciers slide down slopes. As they move, glacial ice plucks away soil, sediment, and rocks. Glaciers carve out mountain valleys.

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Erosion
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Science
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    Careers in Science  
 
    Caring for Earth  
 
    Clouds  
 
    Dinosaurs  
 
    Earth's Land  
 
    Earth  
 
    Earthquakes  
 
    Electricity  
 
    Energy  
 
    Erosion  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    Food Webs and Food Chain  
 
    Forces and Motion  
 
    Fossils  
 
    Health and Nutrition  
 
    How Things Work  
 
    Landforms  
 
    Life Science  
 
    Light  
 
    Magnets  
 
    Matter  
 
 
    Moon  
 
    Natural Disasters  
 
    Photosynthesis  
 
    Plant and Animal Cells  
 
    Plants  
 
    Rocks and Minerals  
 
    Science Process Skills  
 
    Scientific Notation  
 
    Seasons  
 
    Simple Machines  
 
    Soil  
 
    Solar System  
 
    Sound  
 
    Space and Stars  
 
    Sun  
 
    Tsunami  
 
    Volcanoes  
 
    Water Cycle  
 
    Water  
 
    Weather  
 



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