Geologic Processes

 
 
 

Does the Earth look like it did 1000 years ago?  How about 100 years ago?  Or even yesterday?  The answer to all three questions is ‘NO’.  The planet is constantly being shaped by forces like volcanoes, earthquakes, and erosion.  Living things also have a role in the process!


Through constructive and destructive forces, Earth’s landscape is constantly built up and torn down.  Violent events such as volcanoes and earthquakes can change the landscape suddenly, while more subtle processes, like weathering, will slowly change the Earth’s surface. 


Through this webquest, you’ll learn about the constructive and destructive forces that shape our planet.  You’ll identify some of the surface features that are caused by theses forces, and you’ll relate the role of technology and human intervention in the control of constructive and destructive processes.   Click here to begin! 

 

Geologic Processes