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Weathering a Mountain

Weathering a Mountain | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wondered how mountains erode over time? Find out with this experiment! Measure a mountain of dirt in your backyard and watch it erode over time.


The hypothesis is that the mountain of dirt will erode over time.

Method & Materials

You will make a mound of dirt in your backyard, measure it, and observe it over time.
You will need a measuring tape, a pencil, and paper.


The experiment showed that the mountain of dirt eroded over time. The chunk of dirt at the top of the mountain remained in place.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it allows students to observe the effects of weathering on a mountain in their own backyard.

Also Consider

Variations to consider include adding different materials to the mountain, such as rocks or sand, or changing the size of the mountain.

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