Worksheet: Changes to the Earth's surface: Erosion and Weathering

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying effects of erosion and weathering on Earth's systems.

Q1:

Choose the correct definition of weathering.

  • AThe process where rocks are dissolved, worn away, or broken down
  • BThe process where rocks are moved from one place to another by ice, water, wind, or gravity

Q2:

Changes to the surface of Earth can happen quickly or slowly. Which of the given changes is a slow change?

  • AErosion
  • BA landslide
  • CAn earthquake
  • DA volcanic eruption

Q3:

Erosion can be caused by wind, water, and ice. Which of the following can also cause erosion?

  • AGravity
  • BTemperature

Q4:

The photograph shows Antelope Canyon in Arizona. What has caused the weathering of the rocks?

Antelope Canyon-72 ppi
  • AWind
  • BFlood water
  • CSnow

Q5:

The photograph shows a U-shaped valley in Austria, Europe. What caused the erosion of the valley into the U shape?

U-shaped valley in Austria
  • AA glacier
  • BWind
  • CGravity
  • DRain

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