Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Sand forms when powerful winds or heavy rains break down rocks into smaller pieces.
  • Some of these small pieces of rock end up in oceans and eventually wash ashore to form a beach.

Curriculum keywords

  • Rocks
  • Soil
  • Erosion

Spark a discussion

  • What is sand made of?
  • How does sand form?
  • Why are there different colours of sand?

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