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23 terms · Earth changing surface

What can mechanical weathering be caused by?

pressure, ice, wind, plants, or gravity

________________ weathers more slowly than ____________________

granite, lime stone

What type of dirt is fertile and soft?

top soil

What type of dirt is less fertile and harder?

subsoil

What type of dirt is not fertile and very hard?

bedrock

What are subsoil's characteristics?

less fertile and harder

What are topsoil's characteristics?

fertile and soft

What are bedrock's characteristics?

not fertile and very hard

What are the three layers of Earth in order from outside to inside?

crust, mantle, and the core

What is the tool that scientist use to record earthquake waves?

seismograph

What was the last name of the man who noticed that the continents fit together like a jigsaw puzzle?

Bacon

What name was given to the super continent?

Pangea

What makes up the top part of the crust and the mantle?

lithosphere

What kind of plate boundary creates mountains?

converging

What do earthquakes happen at?

faults

What is the place on Earth's surface above the focus called?

epicenter

What are small pieces of weathered rocks called?

sediment

What does a combination of ________________ and _______________ make?

carbon dioxide, rain, Carbonic acid

What are Earth's layers?

Crust, mantle, core

The crust is the ___________ and ___________layer

top, thinnest

The mantle is ___________ _____ ___________ _________

most of Earth's material

What is the top part of the mantle?

solid, hot rock

Rock can flow like a____________ due to high ___________and __________________

liquid, tempurature, pressure

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