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Mini-Landslide

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Participants explore how different materials (sand, gravel, lava rock) with different water contents on different slopes result in landslides of different severity.

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Participants explore how different materials (sand, gravel, lava rock) with different water contents on different slopes result in landslides of different severity. They measure the severity by how far the landslide debris extends into model houses placed in the flood plain. This activity is a small-scale model of a debris chute currently being used by engineers and scientists to study landslide characteristics

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Related Links National Geographic Landslides Video
Naked Science: Landslides
Originating Source Teach Engineering
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Mini-Landslide

Mini-Landslide

Participants explore how different materials (sand, gravel, lava rock) with different water contents on different slopes result in landslides of different severity.