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rock and weathering

TermDefinition
Weathering is the process that breaks down rocks and other substances
Mechanical Weathering a type of weathering where rock is physically broken
Chemical Weathering is the process that breaks down rock through chemical change
Abrasion wearing away rock by rock particles carried by water,ice,wind, and gravity
Uniformitarianism the geological principal that the same processes that operate in the past to change earths surface
Erosion the process of wearing down and carrying away rocks
Frost Wedging water freezes in rocks and expands than forces rocks apart
Oxidation iron combines with oxygen in the presence of water causing rust
permeable a material that is ful of tiny connected air spaces that allows water to seep through it
Soil weathered material on the earths surface in which plants can grow
Bedrock a layer of rock under the soil
Humus
Subsoil
Topsoil
Fertility
Loam
PH Scale
Soil Horizon
Decomposer
Soil Conservation
Crop Rotation the system of varying successive crops in a definite order on the same ground, especially to avoid depleting the soil and to control weeds, diseases, and pests.
Contour Plowing plowing along the contours of the land in order to minimize soil erosion.
Conservation Plowing is a soil conservation method in which the dead stalks from the previous year's crop are left in the ground to hold the soil in place. Soil can be conserved through
Natural Resources materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.
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