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Geology Vocabulary

5th grade science

magma hot molten material beneath Earth's crust
glacier thick layer of ice that moves slowly
butte a hill that stands alone. It has a flat top and steep sides
deposition the dropping of sediments that have been eroded
erosion the process of moving weather bits of rock
fault a crack in earth's crust that allows the crust to slip
weather wearing away/ breaking into smaller pieces
divergent a plate movement that pulls apart
convergent plate movement that comes together
earthquake shaking that moves across the earth in waves
volcano an opening in earth's crust where melted rock, ash and gases erupt
seismograph an instrument that measures earthquakes
latteral or transformation sliding plates
arches curved rock formations formed by erosion
u-shaped valley valley made by glaciers
v-shaped valley valley made by a river
MYA millions of years ago - how geologic time is measured
pangea the name of all continents together
Created by: kathrynlong
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