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Unit 5 ~ Landforms


What is 'The Core'? What is at the center of the earth; temperature and pressure are very high
What is 'The Mantle'? Outside of the core, makes up most of the earth’s mass
What is 'The Crust'? The outer most layer of earth, it is about 25 miles thick
What is 'Magma'? Liquid rock that is within the earth’s surface
What is it called when Magma reaches Earth's surface? Lava
What are 'Plate Tectonics'? Explains how forces within earth create landforms
What is the movement of earth's plates across the mantle called? Continental Drift
What is a 'Rift Valley'? Formed underwater when tectonic plates move apart from one another
What is the 'Abyssal Plains'? When ocean floors sink because there is no earth below them
What is 'Weathering'? The process by which rocks break down and decay over time
What is 'Sediment'? The smaller particles of rock, gravel, sand, and mud that weathering breaks into
What is the movement of surface material from one location to another Erosion
What is a 'Glacier'? Thick masses of ice also erode rock and move sediment
What is a 'Plateau'? An elevated flatland that rises sharply above nearby land on at least one side
What is it called when sediment is eroded from a mountain to the base? Alluvial Fan
What is a 'Delta'? Accumulated sediment at the opening of an ocean
Created by: thnsnhearts