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Earth's Landforms G6

TermDefinition
continental drift The movement of continental plates
delta A triangle-shaped piece of land built from soil deposited at the mouth of a river
deposition The process of dropping, or depositing, sediment in a new location
erosion The natural process of moving sediment; shapes Earth's surface
fault A crack in Earth's crust where a huge mass of rock, such as a plate, is in motion
floodplain A landform of level ground made up of sediment deposited by a river or stream
Landform The shape of part of Earth's surface Examples are plains, mountains, and hills.
Lava Magma that has broken through Earth's crust and is on the surface.
magma Melted rock within Earth
plate tectonics The theory that Earth's surface is divided into several major, slow- moving plates or pieces
Weathering The process of breaking rocks into smaller pieces through heat, water, or other means
Created by: melhussien
 

 



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