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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