In this virtual experience you will learn about mechanical and chemical weathering. Croagh Patrick in County Mayo and the Burren in County Clare are famous landmarks that have been changed by different types of weathering. This virtual experience will explain how Freeze Thaw Action and Chemical Weathering influence the landscape of both areas.
Student Learning Intentions
In this virtual experience you will be able to do the following:
- All students will be able to describe what is meant by weathering.
- Most students will be able to explain the differences between chemical and mechanical weathering.
- Some students will be able to describe and explain why different types of weathering occur in different locations around Ireland.
Suggested Topic Learning Outcomes
1.3 Analyse the processes and effects of weathering and mass movement on the landscape.
2.9 Assess the interrelationships between the physical world, tourism and transport.