Mechanical Weathering Lab

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This was the mechanical weathering lab that gives us the knowledge of how rocks break down. The sugarcubes represent the rock before and after the event of weathering. We used the sugarcubes because the they are a sedimentary rock, which means that they are very easy to break. What we thought was going to happen was that using gravity and a small container, putting the the cubes in the container and shaking it for three minutes would cause the sugarcubes to break down. The data does not make a perfect because every time you break down a rock you don’t always break off the same amount of rock for everyone.
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