BrainPOP Weathering Video

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Instructional Materials
This resource, vetted by NSTA curators, is provided to teachers along with suggested modifications to make it more in line with the vision of the NGSS. While not considered to be “fully aligned,” the resources and expert recommendations provide teachers with concrete examples and expert guidance using the EQuIP rubric to adapted existing resources. Read more here.



This is a Brain POP video on weathering.

Intended Audience

Educator and learner
Educational Level
  • Early Elementary
Access Restrictions

Available by subscription - The right to view and/or download material, often for a set period of time, by way of a financial agreement between rights holders and authorized users.

Performance Expectations

2-ESS2-1 Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.

Clarification Statement: Examples of solutions could include different designs of dikes and windbreaks to hold back wind and water, and different designs for using shrubs, grass, and trees to hold back the land.

Assessment Boundary: none

This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this performance expectation.

Comments about Including the Performance Expectation
This video introduces the fundamentals of weathering, including the difference between mechanical weathering and chemical weathering.

Science and Engineering Practices

This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this science and engineering practice.

Comments about Including the Science and Engineering Practice
Throughout the video there are pauses where questions are asked.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this disciplinary core idea.

Comments about Including the Disciplinary Core Idea
This video provides an introduction to weathering.

Crosscutting Concepts

This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this crosscutting concept.

Comments about Including the Crosscutting Concept
This video shows examples of weathering.

Resource Quality

  • Alignment to the Dimensions of the NGSS: The video is a good introduction to weathering. It provides opportunity to develop specific elements of the performance expectation and disciplinary core idea.

  • Instructional Supports: This webpage includes other items on weathering which include- Quiz, Lesson Plans, Make a Map, and Activity Page.

  • Monitoring Student Progress: - none -

  • Quality of Technological Interactivity: This video has pauses throughout where questions can be asked.