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Science vocab words

CONSRTRUCTIVE FORCES Processes which raise or build up the surface of the earth
DELTA A deposit of soil or silt formed wherever a swift stream or river empties in a lake,ocean, or a slower river. It has a triangular shape
SAND DUNES A mound of sand that is deposited by wind
DESTRUCTIVE FORCES Proccesses which lower the surface of the earth
FAULTS A large crack in layers of rock where movement has occurred
DEPOSITION The process of dropping, or depositing sediment in a new location
EARTHQUAKE An earthquake is a tremor of the earth's surface
EROSION erosion is the lifting and physical removal of rock particles, dirt, sand, and other natural materials
DECOMPOSERS An organism that obtains energy from decaying organic material
WEATHERING Weathering is a set of individual processes that cause a physical or chemical change in rocks or soil.
ORGANISMS A living thing
LEVEE A long narrow embankment usually built to protect land from flooding can also occur naturally along river
SEISMOLOGIC STUDIES the study of earthquakes of the earth by both naturally and artificially generated seismic waves
BEACH RECLATAMMATION The process of reestablishing a beach after sever erosion has depleted
FLOOD CONTROL Any activity designed to reduce the flow and impact of a flood including leeves reservoirs and dams
VOLCANO Type of mountain formed when tectonic plates push magma from under the earths surface; this hardened lava forms a mountain
DAM A barrier controlling the flow of water and backing up water
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