16 terms

BJU Science 6 ch 2

Over erosion and weathering
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rock cycle
changing of rock through weathering
weathering
the process of breaking down rocks
mechanical weathering
breaking down rocks into smaller & smaller pieces
chemical weathering
transforms rocks into new substances
abrasion
mechanical weathering that occurs when rocks rub against each other
oxidation
the combination of iron and oxygen in the air
acid rain
rain containing sulfuric acid andother kinds of acids
agents of erosion
wind water ice and gravity
stalactites
hang from the ceiling of caverns
stalagmites
grow from the ground up
spelunkers
people who like looking at caves
humus
decayed organic material
sand
the largest kind of soil partical
silt
the third kind of particle
pedologists
scientists who study soil
clay
the smallest kind of particle