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Soil Erosion: How Dirt Moves Away

Soil Erosion: How Dirt Moves Away | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wondered why soil moves away from certain areas? In this project, you'll explore the process of soil erosion and how it affects the environment.


The hypothesis is that soil erosion can be caused by various factors, such as wind, rain, and bad cultivation practices.

Method & Materials

You will set up two troughs to simulate a hill, and then pour water onto them to observe what happens.
You will need two square troughs or cut down boxes lined with plastic, a watering can, and a litre milk container.


The experiment showed that soil erosion can occur when water is poured onto the troughs. The water caused the soil to move away from the troughs, demonstrating the process of erosion.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it allows students to observe the process of soil erosion in a controlled environment.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include using a fan to blow on the troughs, and using different types of soil.

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