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Jacob Science

lithosphere The 'shell' of the earth, the layer that includes the crust and the rigid top part of the mantle,
metamorphic rock when rock is formed by heat or pressure
atmosphere the layer of gases that surrounds the earth
rock cycle how rocks change from one form to another
erosion the moving of weathered rock and soil, like a farm losing soil
deposition the dropping of materials moved by erosion, how deltas are formed
core the center layer of the earth
sedimentary rock rock formed when sediments are pressed together
mantle the layer of the earth above the core
hydrosphere the water part of the earth's surface
plate a large section of the earth's surface made of the crust and the rigid, top part of the mantle (lithosphere.) An earthquake happens when plates move
weathering the process that breaks down and changes rocks
plate tectonics the theory that the earth's surface is broken into plates that move
igneous rock rock formed when melted rock cools
crust the layer of the earth on top of the mantle
mineral a natural, nonliving solid with a definite chemical structure
Mohs Hardness Scale the scale for measuring a mineral's hardness
Created by: Sra_Anthony