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Chapter 5 Science Test Vocabulary
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One of the common minerals that make up most of the rocks of Earth's crust
A usually light colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust
A dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture, found in oceanic crust
The particles of minerals or other rocks that give a rock its texture
the look and feel of a rock's surface, The look and feel of a rock's surface, determined by the size, shape, and pattern of a rock's grains.
a type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock at or below the surface
A type of rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together
A type of rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by heat, pressure, or chemical reactions
Igneous rock that forms from lava on Earth's surface.
Igneous rock that forms when magma hardens beneath Earth's surface.
small, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or living things
the destructive process in which water or wind loosen and carry away fragments of rock
The process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind that is carrying it.
The process by which sediments are pressed together under their own weight.
The process by which dissolved minerals crystalize and glue particles of sediment together into one mass.
sedimentary rock that forms when rock fragments are squeezed together under high pressure
Sedimentary rock that forms from remains of organisms deposited in thick layers.
Sedimentary rock that forms when minerals crystallize from a solution.
A structure of calcite skeletons built up by coral animals in warm, shallow ocean water.
term used to describe metamorphic rocks that have grains arranged in parallel layers or bands
a series of processes on the surface and inside Earth that slowly changes rocks from one kind to another
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