ES Unit 2: Earth's Surface and History
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The science that deals with the earth's physical structure and its history
Law of Superposition
The OLDER the rock is, the FARTHER DOWN it will be buried (as long as the rock layers have not been disturbed).
a fossil known to have lived in a specific time that can be used to date that rock layer
Pangea (or Pangaea)
The single "supercontinent" that existed on Earth 300 million years ago
The theory that the continents were once all together and have gradually moved over time
The process that breaks down rock and other substances on the Earth's surface
When sediments are carried away by water, wind, ice or gravity
A huge mass of ice slowly flowing over a land mass, formed from compacted snow in an area where snow melts and refreezes
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