What is a Destructive Force?

What does destructive mean? If you are destructive, you destroy something.


So, a destructive force is an event that breaks objects into smaller objects or pieces. 


Look at the picture below. Do you see examples of the effects of a destructive force?

What are some examples of destructive forces in nature?

Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tsunamis and more!


Some of these forces change the Earth quickly, while some change the Earth much more slowly.

Destructive forces don't always have to be a big event like a tornado. Sometimes, a destructive force can be happening, and we don't even notice it!


Take a look at the picture of the Grand Canyon above. The Grand Canyon wasn't formed quickly. In fact, scientists estimate that it took about 65 million years for it to form!