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Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Module 6

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Catastrophism The view that most of earth's geological features are the result of large-scale catastrophes such as floods, volcanic eruptions etc.
Uniformitarianism The view that most of the earth's geological features are the result of slow, gradual processes that have been at work for millions or even billions of years
Humus The decayed remains of once-living creatures
Sedimentary rock Formed from sediments (sand, silt, minerals, and other components of soil) that are laid down by water or some other agent
Igneous rock Forms from molten rock (magma) that cools and solidifies
Erosion The process by which rock and soil are broken down and transported away.
Stalactite Deposits that start on the ceiling and form an icicle-like structure hanging down
Stalagmite Deposits that form a structure that rises from the ground.
Column The meeting of a stalagmite and stalactite to form a single structure
Unconformity A surface of erosion that separates one layer of rock from another
Minerals Inorganic crystalline substances found naturally in the earth
Weathering The process by which rocks are broken down to form sediments
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