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Layers of sediment pile up and squeeze together to form what type of rock?
A rock travels back down into the earth and gets squeezed by pressure and heat to form what type of rock?
Materials travel up the mantle and cool together to form a rock then either shoot up and out a volcano or stay inside the volcano and harden by magma to form what type of rock?
A ______ is just one mineral
A______is a mixture of minerals
What is the process that moves weathered material from place to place and has effects of wind, ice, water, gravity, and humans called?
What is the process that causes minerals and rocks to become smaller and includes the actions of frost, plant roots, thermal expansion, the rubbing of rocks upon rocks, moving water, wind/gases, and living organisms called?
What is a characteristic of sedimentary rocks
What is a characteristic of igneous rocks
there are 2 types intrusive and extrusive
What is a characteristic of metamorphic rock
it has a different texture, structure, and chemical makeup than the parent rock
A solid or compound element with a unique structure of atoms
Characteristics by which matter is described. Hardness, color, size, etc
Is made of small pieces of broken rocks created by wind, water
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