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Michael Doig is a science teacher, web developer, and avid traveler who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Zoology and from Pace University with a Masters of Science in Teaching. He currently teaches Earth Science in a New York public high school.

ScienceBoom Episode #4 – Chemical Weathering

In this episode we go to Central Park and take a look at the chemical weathering of Cleopatra’s Needle. Then we go back to lab and I show you how to model chemical weathering with your students.

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Host: Michael Doig
Duration: 4:19


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  • Paper Clip
  • Vinegar
  • Eye Dropper
  • 250ml Beaker

Weathering Fast Facts

  • Weathering is the mechanical and chemical breakdown of rocks and minerals, eventually creating soils.
  • Chemical weathering reactions include carbonation, hydrolysis, oxidation, solution and hydration reactions.
  • Biologically produced chemicals, such as those produced by lichens and mosses, can also break down rocks.

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  1. gravatarMichael Doig | Sep 9, 2008 | Reply

    The videos were down overnight due to a technical glitch. The audio sync issue is now fixed.

  2. gravatarbarbra | Oct 24, 2009 | Reply

    hello im barbra and i would like to say that i love your episodes. some of the people i know have seen your episodes and some like it and others think you guys are science geeks. well dont worry because i think you guys are great. im a science geek too and i really enjoy your shows.

  3. gravatarMichael Doig | Oct 27, 2009 | Reply

    Thank you Barbra. We are science geeks!

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