Interactive Games for Erosion and Weathering

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Interactive Games for Erosion and Weathering
Learn about weathering and erosion through interactive games online. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The Internet offers a wealth of interactive weathering and erosion games, ranging from "Weathering and Erosion Jeopardy" to virtual hangman, word search and crossword puzzles. "Rock, Paper, Scissors," ping pong, the kids' card game "Concentration" and the TV game show "So You Want to Be a Millionaire" have all been revamped with erosion and weathering themes to offer education through entertaining mediums.

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Erosion and Weathering Ping Pong and Simulated Game Show

Weathering rates, evidence of erosion, weathering and water, erosion and deposition, landforms and soil formation are some of the game subjects at ReviewGameZone's website. In the weathering and erosion lesson plan, players answer a series of erosion and weathering questions, then play a virtual game of "Rock, Paper, Scissors." Play a simulated version of the game show "So You Want to Be a Millionaire," answering questions about erosion and winning virtual money. Interactive ping pong allows players one play for each erosion question answered correctly. Explore the ReviewGameZone's site for many different erosion and weathering games.

Interactive Games for Erosion and Weathering
Play a virtual game of ping pong based on erosion questions answered correctly. (Siri Stafford/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Shape It Up Land Transformation Game

Transform landscapes using erosion and weathering forces with the animated game "Shape It Up." Players are given a pre-existing landscape and a goal landscape, then must select forces such as flowing water, wind, glaciers and volcanoes to transform the old landscape to the new goal. A timeline for the transformation is also chosen, allowing for a lapse of 200 to 20 million years. The game animates the transformation when the correct force and timeline are chosen. This game has a very simple format, which involves primarily the pushing of a virtual button for most of the game's play, making it easy to navigate immediately.

Interactive Games for Erosion and Weathering
Transform landscapes with water, wind, glaciers and volcanoes in the game "Shape It Up." (Michael Blann/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

"Weathering and Erosion Jeopardy" and a Virtual Word Search Puzzle

Solve an interactive word search puzzle with sedimentary rock, weathering and erosion questions or play the "Concentration" memory game with terms of the same subject matter at Quia's website. You can also play with erosion and weathering online flashcards, solve an online card matching game or play "Weathering and Erosion Jeopardy," in which players choose question skill levels via the amount of points risked and score points based on questions answered correctly.

Interactive Games for Erosion and Weathering
Play "Weathering and Erosion Jeopardy" online. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

"Weathering and Erosion Hangman" and Crossword Puzzles

Choose from a wide range of erosion and weathering lessons to create interactive hangman puzzles generated by Jefferson Labs. The puzzles offer hints, such as "The grinding and wearing away of rock surfaces through the mechanical action of other rocks or sand particles." Players use a mouse to click on letter choices, then hangman is played virtually. For an interactive "Landforms, Weathering and Erosion" crossword puzzle, visit the FreeWebs' site.

Interactive Games for Erosion and Weathering
Play erosion hangman puzzles at Jefferson Labs. (Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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