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Earth Science

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process by which new rock is formed from old rock material rock cycle
the process by which water, ice, heat, and wind act to break down rocks weathering
the process by which particles of rock are removed from their source and transported by the flow of water and the actions of gravity, wind, and ice erosion
the process by which water, ice, wind, and gravity drop newly formed sediments deposition
the process by which regions of Earth's crust are raised to a higher elevation uplift
when mountains form due to the eruption of molten rock onto Earth's surface, adding material to Earth's surface volcanism
the bending of rock layers due to stress in Earth's crust folding
the breaking of rock layers due to stress in Earth's crust faulting
a soft layer of the mantle on which tectonic plates move; made of solid rock that, like putty, flows very slowly asthenosphere
the hard, outermost layer of the earth; made up of the crust and the rigid, upper part of the mantle lithosphere
outermost and thinnest layer of the Earth crust
large slabs of lithosphere that move around on the asthenosphere tectonic plates
any naturally forming solid matter with a crystal structure mineral
ways to test minerals color, hardness, luster, streak
all of the ecosystems on Earth; the part of Earth where life exists biosphere
a mixture of gases that surrounds a planet, such as Earth atmosphere
first two layers of Earth's atmosphere troposphere and stratosphere
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