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chap. 10 rock cycle

flash cards rock cycle

Rock Material that makes up Earths outer surface
Geologist a scientist who studies the forces that make and shape planet earth
Crust a layer of solid rock called the crust surrounds earths surface like the tough shell of a walnut
Inner core a layer of molten iron and nickel in the center of earth
Geology The study of the solid Earth
Outer core a layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of earth
Mantle the layer of hot solid material between earths crust and core
Lithosphere a rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of earths mantle and crust.
Texture the size, shape, and pattern of a rock's grains
Grain a particle of mineral or other rock that gives a rock its texture
Igneous rock a type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock at or below the surface of earth
Sedimentary rock a type of rock that forms when particles of rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together
Metamorphic rock a type of rock forms from an existing that is changed by heat, pressure, or chemical reactions
Sediment small, solid particles of material from rocks or organisms which are moved by water or wind, resulting in erosion and deposition
Rock cycle a series of processes on the surface and inside earth that slowly changes rocks from one kind to another
Erosion the process by which water, ice, wind, or gravity moves fragments of rock and soil
Deposition the process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind that is carrying it, and is deposited in a new location
Created by: erin-alayne