St. Joan of Arc studies erosion

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 14, 2013

The eighth-grade students in geography class at St. Joan of Arc Catholic School conducted an experiment to explore the process of erosion. After being given a pan of sand, they had to record the type of landforms that were present and measure the reliefs. By pouring water into the pan, they were able to observe changes and record the new types of landforms that were created and the new relief measurements. They noticed everything from shorelines to sink holes that can be created by erosion. Students (front, left to right) Jared Babesh, Luke Perret and Colby Steib-Dennis measure the reliefs after the effects of erosion while (back, left to right) Justin Kennedy and Patrick Hebert observed changes to land forms after pouring water in the pan.