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Rocks Vocab JV

Science 6 JV

Rock: a solid mixture of crystals of one or more minerals. (434)
Mineral: any naturally forming solid matter with a crystal structure. (434)
Igneous Rock: the type of rock that forms when hot, liqud rock, or magma , cools and hardens. (436)
Sedimentary Rock: the type of rock that forms when particles of rock, or sedimemnt collect and harden into new rock. (437)
Metamorphic Rock: the type of rock that forms when excisting rocks are heated and squeezed. (435)
Composition: the chemical make-up of a rock; describes either minerals or elements present in it. (435,456)
Texture: the sizes, shapes, and positions of the mineral in a rock. (435)
Rock Cycle: the continual process by which new rock is formed from old rock material. (444)
Weathering: the process by which water, ice, heat, and wind act to break down rocks. (442)
Erosion: the process by which particles of rock are removed from their source; the removal and transport of rock and soil by the flow of water and by the actions of gravity, wind, and, ice. (442,484)
Deposition: the process in which water, ice, wind, and gravity drop newly formed sediments. (442,491)
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