Rocks, Minerals, and Soils Vocabulary Review

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Rock

A naturally formed solid made of one or more minerals

Streak

Color left behind by a mineral when it is rubbed against a rough white tile

Sedimentary Rock

Rock formed from material that has settled into layers

Igneous

Rock that was once melted and then cooled and hardened

hardness

Mineral property identified by the Moh's scale

mineral

An object that is solid, formed in nature, and has never been alive

Loam

This type of soil is found on farms, because it is good for growing plants

Clay

This type of soil is made up of powdery grains of rock. It is the soil with the smallest grains.

Sand

This soil has the largest grains. The particles/grains can be seen with your eyes and felt with your hands

Silt

Soil that can be felt but cannot be seen with your eyes alone

Metamorphic Rock

Rock that is created by heat and pressure

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