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Science Around Cincy - Mammoth Cave
Paired Earth Science Vocabulary List
Terms in this set (14)
The process by which wind, water, ice, or gravity transports soil and sediment from one location to another
area of land in which rainwater slowly erodes to form caves, sinkholes, and underground rivers in the limestone bedrock
Process that breaks rock down into smaller pieces without changing the chemical composition of the rock; typically wind and water.
Process by which rocks break down as a result of chemical reactions
The type of rock that is made of hardened sediment.
a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
A sedimentary rock formed by cementing grains of sand over time.
test that helps identify limestone rocks
a deep, hollowed-out area under the earth's surface
A column-like rock that grows upward from the floor of a cave.
An icicle-like rock that grows upward from the cecling of a cave.
Process in which sediment is laid down in new locations.
A weak acid formed in solution when carbon dioxide dissolves in water.
A depression formed when the roof of a cave collapses
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