Our 2nd Grade students had a sweet time in the science center modeling weathering and erosion on Gobstoppers! The water represented rain, while the Gobstoppers represented rocks. Students observed how water can break down objects over time, creating weathering erosion that changes the appearance of rocks. They learned that the Grand Canyon was created by weathering and erosion over the course of millions of years. Mrs. Ward and Ms. Lemus also discussed that in addition to rain and bodies of water, other elements can also erode landscapes. In the high desert, high winds send tiny rock particles hurling through the air, and these particles change and shape the rocks. Glaciers can also rip away rock fragments as they move across the Earth, as well as carve out valleys.