Monday, 25 May 2015

Slope failure

The new ELI today is 'Failing slopes; modelling how rock cliffs and slopes can collapse
 

This activity encourages pupils to investigate the factors which affect the angle of slope at which materials fail and slip. The idea could be used in a lesson on slope failure itself, or as an application of the physics of friction. Results obtained from an actual investigation are recorded in the activity.
More activities related to slopes and landslides can be found on the website.

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