Second-graders in Washington State got some small-scale experience with water erosion in late October, according to the Wenatchee World. The educational experience took place on-location at Saddle Rock and Wenatchee Dome.
The youth built models of local landforms and then watched them wash away after water was applied through rain simulation. The models were then reinforced with rocks, bark or straw and the tests were run again.
Most of the youngsters came from the Wenatchee area and the effort was supported by the Wenatchee School District. Following a recent large rain event, teachers from the district thought the field trip and experiments would help the children better understand the connection between heavy rain and soil erosion.