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EARTH MATERIALS YOU

EARTH VOC

TermDefinition
Semi-solid having the qualities of both a solid and a liquid; exceptionally thick substance
Igneous a type of rock formed when crystallized through melting and cooling rock
Compaction process by which overlying pressure from rocks and soil reduces the size or volume of sediments
sthenosphere the somewhat fluid portion of the mantle upon which the lithosphere is located
Cementation process of binding and hardening sediments into hard rock
Lithosphere the top most layer of the Earth, which is comprised of the crust and solid portion of the upper mantle, divided into plates, and moves a top the layer known as the asthenosphere
Sedimentation the deposition of solid material from being suspended in a fluid (water)
Rock cycle the continual process by which rocks can be changed into different types of rock
Sedimentary a type of rock formed through the accumulation, compaction, and cementation of sediment
Plasticity the quality of being easily shaped or molded
Metamorphic a type of rock formed when igneous or sedimentary rocks are put under intense heat and / or pressure in the Earth’s crust
Mantle the region inside the Earth between the core and the crust
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