Angle of Repose
http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/activities/Angleofrepose.html

Carla Whittington, Eric M. D. Baer, Carleton College Science Education Resource Center


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In this activity, students explore how different sediment properties influence slope stability. They make piles of sediments with varied grain size, angularity, and water content and measure the maximum slope at which the grains are stable. The results are then used to examine the nature, frequency, timing, and causes of landslide events in Seattle. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.


Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Geomorphology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting
Resource Type: Activities
Special Interest: Hazards
Topics: Earth surface:Sedimentary Geology