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Rock Cycle

Rock Cycle Vocabulary

weathering the processes where rocks are broken down by wind, rain, ice, etc.
erosion the movement of sediments from one place to another caused by water, wind, ice, etc.
deposition the process by which sediments are laid down
composition the materials that make up a rock
sediment fragments of rock broken down through weathering
lava hot liquid rock found above Earth’s surface
magma hot liquid rock found below Earth’s surface
texture the sizes, shapes, and positions of the grains
natural resource any naturally occurring material used by people
nonrenewable resource a natural resource that is used faster than it is being produced, like coal
Created by: sackerman