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MAP Review Earth

Map Project Earth

TermDefinition
Mineral is a naturally formed, inorganic solid that had a definite crystalline structure
Luster the way a surface reflects light
Streak the color of a mineral in powdered form
Cleavage the tendency of some minerals to break along in smooth flat surfaces
Hardness a mineral's resistance to being scratched
Density the measure of how much matter is in a given amount of space.
Rock a naturally occurring solid mixture of one or more minerals and organic matter
Rock Cycle the continual process by which new rock forms from old rock material is called the rock cycle
Weathering the process in which water, wind, ice, and heat break down rock
Erosion the process by which wind, water, ice, or gravity transports soil and sediment form one location to another
Deposition the process in which material is laid down
Igneous Rock this rock forms when hot, liquid rock, or magma, cools and solidifies
Sedimentary Rock over time, sand grains may be compacted, or compressed, and then cemented together to form a rock called
Metamorphic Rock these rocks are rocks in which the structure, texture, or composition of the rock have changed
Foliated the texture of metamorphic rock in which the mineral grains are arranged in planes or bands
Nonfoliated the texture of metamorphic rock in which the mineral grains are not arranged in planes or bands
Relative Dating any method of determining whether an event or object is older or younger than events or objects
Superposition a principle that states that younger rocks lie above older rocks in the layers have not been disturbed
Absolute Dating
Radiometric Dating
Half-Life
Fossil
Geologic Time Scale
Crust
Mantle
Core
Plate Tectonics
Convergent Boundary
Divergent Boundary
Transform Boundary
Folding
Fault
Fracture the tendency of some minerals to break unevenly along curved irregular surfaces.
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