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Explaining the formation of beaches and spits

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I think this video could be really helpful to some of you. The narrator shows how to structure an answer to explain the formation of beaches, BUT he doesn’t use the GCSE level terminology of weathering, mass movement and erosion that you have been taught. Terms like freeze thaw, falling, and attrition would improve his explanation. He doesn’t mention the role of waves, or the shape of the coastline. Could you do better?

The second video clip looks at the processes of deposition and transport that result in the formation of a spit.

Finally, this is a brilliant flash animation of the formation of a spit. Dawlish Warren could be a good example:

(source: Wycombe High School original author unknown)

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