This visual example of erosion would help students understand how human activities can affect the landscape. One bottle could represent an untouched forest, another could represent an area with houses built, and another bottle could show land cleared for farming. The students would be able to see how humans can negatively impact Earth's natural processes.
Start the school year off right with this FREE first chapter of The Earth Science Interactive Notebook series: Intro to Earth Science. The concepts in this chapter will introduce some key vocabulary and enable students to start understanding the different systems of Earth and all the branches of science that Earth Science entails. Each chapter in the series will showcase many activities for the students (both middle and high school) to process the information given by teachers.