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Science Vocabulary

Cleavage How a mineral splits on a flat surface
Mineral A chemical formed naturally in the ground
Inorganic Not from a living thing
Crystal A mineral with straight edges and smooth edges
Streak A minerals powder
Luster A minerals reflected light
Mohs hardness scale Tests the hardness of minerals
Fracture A mineral breaking in an uneven way
Granite An igneous rock found in the continental crust
Basalt An igneous rock found in oceanic crust
texture How a rock feels and looks
Igneous Rock A cooled rock from from magma or lava
Sedimentary Rock A rock made from sand
Metamorphic Rock A rock made from heat and pressure
Extrusive An igneous rock formed from lava
Intrusive An igneous rock formed from magma
Sediment Tiny bits of rock
Erosion Rocks that are worn down and carried away by wind,water,or ice
Deposition Sediment gets laid down in a new place
Compaction Sediment gets pushed together with its own weight
Grains Make a rocks texture
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