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Week Eighteen 01/20

TermDefinition
Rotation/Rotate To spin or make a circular motion on its own axis
Revolution/Revolve To go all the way around something
Axis An imaginary line which a body rotates on
Equator An imaginary line dividing the Northern and Southern hemisphere
Tilt A sloping position
Day/Night Cycle Caused by the Earth's rotation on its axis every 24 hours
Seasons Caused by the Earth's revolution around the Sun and it's tilt
Tides Caused by the gravitational pull of the moon on the Earth
Sequence The order or the following of one thing after another
Appearance The way something looks
Weathering The Wearing away of sediments by wind, water, and ice.
Erosion The moving or carrying away of sediments to a new location.
Deposition The dropping of sediments at a new location.
Compaction The pressure of pressing together sediments.
Cementation When sediments that are pressed together get hot and the minerals melt causing it to stick together like cement or glue
Delta Created by the deposition of sediment. Streams and rivers deposit sediments at the mouth of rivers. Triangular shaped.
Canyon A huge valley created by the moving water of a river. Takes millions of years to form.
Sand Dune A mound of sand deposited by the wind.
U-shaped Valley Created by glaciers
V-shaped Valley Made by moving water
Created by: ghscience5