Misconception WEM028:

Erosion can wear away solid rock a little bit but could never have a big effect on the surface of the earth such as leveling mountains or carving valleys (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

Items that test for misconception WEM028
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WE031002

It takes many millions of years to wear away a mountain until it is almost flat.

11%

WE025005

Wind and water can wear away the solid rock of a mountain over many millions of years.

10%