Science Chapter 5

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weathering

a slow process that breaks rocks into smaller pieces

erosion

the transport of weathered rock (moving it place to place)

debris

rocks or gravel left by a glacier

physical weathering

weathering when rocks change size and shape without changing their chemical makeup; happens because of rain, flowing water, or wind

chemical weathering

weathering that changes the minerals that make up the rocks

terminus

the bottom end of a glacier

moraine

mounds that form where glacial till builds up

glacial till

debris dropped by a glacier that includes gravel, small rocks, sand and clay

deposition

when weathered (broken apart) rocks are dropped off by water or wind

glacier

thick sheets of ice that move very slowly over the land; they form when snow collects quickly and melts slowly - it keeps piling higher!

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