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Erosion and Deposition



Erosion - the process that wears away the river bed and banks. Erosion also breaks up the rocks that are carried by the river.


Deposition - when a river loses energy, it will drop or deposit some of the material it is carrying. 


Find out abut river erosion and deposition.

Label the diagrams, to show where erosion and deposition can be seen.

How rivers change shape. There are 3 levels of challenge.

Other ideas:

  • You might want to create a model, to show river erosion and deposition.

  • If it is safe to do so, with an adult, you could go for a walk by a river and take photos of meanders, erosion and deposition. Make your own book.