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wgu mod 11 science


study of the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth geology
a consolidated mixture of two or more minerals rocks
a naturally occurring inorganic material that has both a definite chemical composition and a crystalline structure minerals
rocks fromed from the accumulation of weathered material (sediments) carried by water, wind, or ice seimentary rocks
rock formed by the crystallization of magma or lava igneous rocks
rock made of preexisting rock that has been altered by high pressure, high temperature, or hot solutions to become more stable under new conditions metamorphic rocks
a model that summarizes the formation, breakdown, and reformation of rock as a result of igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic processes rock cycle
the comprehensive geological theory stating that Earth's outer layer is comosed of lithospheric plates that float on, and move along with, the relatively plastic asthenosphere plate tectonics
convergent, divergent, and transform plate boundaries
slow changes by mechanical or chemical agents at or near Earth's surface that disintegrate or decompose rock weathering
weathering de to frost frost shattering
the process by which weathered particles are removed and transported by a stream, a glacier, the wind, or some other mobile agent erosion
the topography of the Earth (the shape of its surface) is defined by surface features or known as... landforms
the time scale that subdivides earth's 4.5 billion year history into time units of different sizes, from eons to epochs geologic timeline
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