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POSTED: September 6, 2010 3:01 p.m.
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Sixth-graders Warren Thompson, left, and Chelsea Messex used rocks and gallon milk jugs recently to demonstrate how weathering takes place.

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Students in Fran Simmons’ sixth-grade science class at Bryan County Middle School shook their rocks and then measured their mass with digital scales five times. They noticed and recorded how the more the rocks were shaken, more sediments broke away from the larger rocks.  Their demonstration created a fast example of how weathering is a process that can change rocks and the surface of the earth


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