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Science Vocabulary

Mechanical Weathering The breaking of rock into smaller pieces by gravity, ice,plant roots, or other factors
Chemical Weathering The changing of materials in a rock by chemical process's
Erosion The movement of materials away from one place
Deposition The placing of materials in a new place
Landslides Gravity quickly pulling rocks and dirt downhill
Volcanoes An opening in earths crust through which steam lava and ashes erupt
Earthquakes The shaking of earths surface caused by the release of energy along a fault
Floods A great flow of water over an area that is usually dry land
Weathering A slow destructive process that breaks down rocks
Continental Shelf The extension of the continental crust under the ocean
Continental Slope A steep drop-off at the edge of the continental shelf
Mid-Ocean Ridge
Rift Zone
Ocean Trench
Continental Landforms Landforms on the continent
Oceanic Landforms
Current The continuous flow of water along a path in the ocean
Barrier Island A small island located near a coastline
Inlet The opening in between barrier islands
Deep Ocean Current Ocean current caused by differences in water temperature or salinaty
Surface Current
Conserve To use a resource wisely
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