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Molly Sokol

Britt Johnsen


UMS-Wright Preparatory School


This is a video about erosion and the effects it can have on our beaches.  It explains how beaches can be repaired.  It shows the processes of rebuilding a beach.  It explains how sand is cleaned.  The video also has additional information about erosion and the effects of it. 

Length: 6:49

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (6)
1. Identify global patterns of atmospheric movement, including El Niño, the Gulf Stream, the jet stream, the Coriolis effect, and global winds that influence local weather.
  • Predicting local weather and weather patterns
  • Examples: cold and warm fronts, high and low pressure areas
  • Describing the function of instruments and technology used to investigate Earth's weather, including barometers, thermometers, wind socks, weather vanes, satellites, radar, weather balloons, and rain gauges
  • Using lines of latitude and longitude to locate areas of specific weather events
  • Interpreting weather data through observations collected over time
  • Example: calculating annual precipitation and average temperature
    SC (6)
    2. Describe factors that cause changes to Earth's surface over time.
    Examples: earthquakes, volcanoes, weathering, erosion, glacial erosion or scouring, deposition, water flow, tornadoes, hurricanes, farming and conservation, mining and reclamation, deforestation and reforestation, waste disposal, global climate changes, greenhouse gases
  • Comparing constructive and destructive natural processes and their effects on land formations
  • Examples:
    constructive—volcanic and mountain-building processes;
    destructive—erosion by wind, water, and ice
  • Distinguishing rock strata by geologic composition
  • Examples: predicting relative age of strata by fossil depth, predicting occurrence of natural events by rock composition in a particular strata
    SC (6)
    3. Describe water and carbon biogeochemical cycles and their effects on Earth.
    SC2015 (3)
    12. Evaluate engineered solutions to a problem created by environmental changes and any resulting impacts on the types and density of plant and animal populations living in the environment (e.g., replanting of sea oats in coastal areas due to destruction by hurricanes, creating property development restrictions in vacation areas to reduce displacement and loss of native animal populations).*


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