Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

Weathering is the process of rocks being broken down into smaller pieces by effects of weather. They do not move to a different location, they just break down and stay where they are.

Erosion is the process of the breaking down of the continents and the land around you.

Deposition is the process by which rocks, sand, and sediment are deposited by the effects of weather.

Deposition is the most involved because it includes weathering and erosion in it's process.

Step 1: Rocks are broken down into small pieces (weathering).

Step 2: Small pieces of dirt and sand are then picked up by forces of nature (erosion).

Step 3: These sediments are left in a new place (deposition).