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W-E-D (Weathering, Erosion, Deposition)

Students will focus on the study of geology, specifically the processes of weathering and erosion. Students briefly review/learn the rock cycle and the three major types of rock (igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary). They then move to the intermittent creek bed for outdoor laboratory work to examine rocks in nature. Instrumentation includes sand sieves, soil taps, rock hammer, field guides and rock samples.