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Emma - Rock Test

Emma Rock Test

What is the movement of soil and rocks from one place to another called? erosion
What causes erosion? strong winds and heavy rain
What can help reduce erosion? plants
How does weathering happen with ocean waves? The waves hit the rocky shore. Over time, the pounding of the waves breaks up the rocks on the shore.
How does weathering happen with tree roots? Tree roots grow into cracks in the rock. When the roots grow larger, they make the rocks break.
How does weathering happen with rain? Rain gets into the cracks of big rocks. When the weather gets very cold, the water freezes inside the cracks. This makes the rocks break.
How does weathering happen with water? Water that flows over rocks may carry sand and smaller rocks. The sand and rocks work like sandpaper to wear down big rocks.
What is the breaking down of rocks called? weathering
Created by: mellis1