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sand dunes a large mound of sand piled up wind
creep The slow movement of soil or rock downhill
erosion The process of moving sediment from one place to another
abrasion the scrapings of rocks
earthquake A shaking of Earth's surface caused by movement of rock in the crust
mechanical weathering A process by which rocks are broken down through physical methods.
chemical weathering a process by which the chemical makeup of rocks are broken down and changed.
volcano a mountain that forms as molton rock flows through a crack onto the Earths surface
glacier a huge sheets of ice that slowly melts and shapes the land
landslide the sudden movement of rock and soil downhill
inference An untested interpretation of observations
observation information that you gather with your senses
About how long is the shaking of the earth felt a couple of seconds
What erupts from a volcano gas, hot rock, ash, and lava
How is rust formed By iron mixing with oxygen forming rust
What can happen to land and cliffs along the coastline The waves break the cliffs and land by rubbing up against them
How are beaches formed The waves and ocean currents pick up sediment from weathered cliffs whick forms beaches which is a type of deposition
What are the effect of changing temperature on the land When water freezes, it expands. The rock cracks and more and more pieces break off
Created by: cbain34