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Rocks And Minerals

science definitions

ROCK a solid material made up of minerals .
LAVA melted rock above the earth's surface
MAGMA melted rock beneath the earths surface
BASALT example of igneous rock
SEDIMENTS tiny pieces of rock
SLATE example of metamorphic rock
LIMESTONE example of sedimentary rock
IGNEOUS a rock that forms when melted rock cools and hardens
SEDIMENTARY rocks that form from sediments
METAMORPHIC rocks that form under pressure and hear within the earth
COMPACTION presses sediments together
CEMENTATION causes sediments to stick together
CRYSTALS the factor that provides the easiest way to identify igneous rocks
LUSTER the property that identifies minerals by the way in which they reflect light
FRACTURE the property that identifies minerals by the way in which they break
HARDNESS the property that identifies minerals by how much they can resist being scratched
Created by: butter finger