Misconception WEM029:

Landforms look similar today as they did many millions of years ago. For example, a river on earth today hasn’t changed over time (Dove, 1998; Trend, 1998).

Items that test for misconception WEM029
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WE038002

The continuous movement of wind and water changes the size of mountains over many millions of years

11%

Items that test for misconception WEM029 in other key ideas

WE015003

Water can make a valley deeper by breaking the solid rock layer and carrying loose rocks away from the valley.

9%