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Subduction Relates to convection currents, gravity and rock density
Weathering Is where the rain, acid rain or wind breaks big rocks into little rocks (sediments)
Erosion Wind or Water carries sediments away to another place
Volcano Erupting mountain which spits out lava
Lithosphere The upper part of the mantle and the crust
Igneous Rocks Rocks that come from the mantle of the earth, which is comprised of molten rock (lava)
Sedimentary Rocks Rocks that are either made of eroded rocks or from coral reefs in the ocean.
Metamorphic Rocks Rocks that have changed by heat and/or pressure
San Andreas Fault A fault in California where the North American and the Pacific tectonic plates meet and slide past each other
Continental drift Create mountains when plates move towards each other & is the movements of continents
Syncline Folds which bend downwards
Anticline Folds which bend upwards
Crust The top layer of the Earth
Convection currents Heat currents within the mantle - they make the tectonic plates move
Normal Fault When forces act in different directions and one part slips downwards
Reverse Faults Pushed together and one part pushes upwards
Created by: nhu thi