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.


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


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


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

  • AGravity
  • BTemperature


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

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


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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