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Chapter 6 part 1

TermDefinition
Weathering Process of rocks in Earths crust slowly being broken into smaller pieces.
Erosion Process of carrying away weathered bits of rock
Deposition Laying down of pieces of rock during erosion.
Landform A natural land feature on earths surface.
Physical weathering Rocks are broken into smaller pieces of the same kind of rock.
Igneous rocks Rocks that form from molten rock.
Hardness How easily the surface of a mineral can be scratched.
Earthquakes The sudden movement that causes Earths crust to shake
Volcanoes A landform that forms at an opening in Earths crust where magma reaches the surface.
Landslides The rapid downhill movement of a large amount of rock and soil.
Glaciers A large body of slowly moving ice. They form when more snow falls than melts in an area.
Chemical weathering Chemicals cause rocks to change into different materials and break down.
Sedimentary rocks Form when layers of sediments settle on top of one another and harden.
Streak The color of the powder that a mineral leaves when it is scratched across a special plate
Precipitation Any form of water that falls to earth.
Water cycle The movement of water from earths surface to the atmosphere and back again.
Minerals Natural, no living solid crystals that make up rocks.
Fault A break or crack in rocks where Earths crust can move suddenly.
Epicenter The point on earths surface that is directly above the focus during earthquakes.
Metamorphic rocks Rocks that have changed as a result of heat and pressure.
Cleavage Property of minerals to break along smooth flat surfaces.
Created by: vamiller
 

 



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