Unit 2 Review - Rocks and Minerals
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The breaking down of rocks from wind, water, plants, or animals.
The movement or transportation of Earth's weathered material by wind, water, ice, or gravity.
The settling of sediments when the wind, water, and ice slow down or stop moving.
Layers of sediment are squeezed together and any water is forced out.
At the time of compaction, particles are beginning to stick together - they are cemented together.
Rocks formed through the processes of WEDCC.
Rock formed through the processes of heat and pressure.
Rock formed through the processes of melting and cooling.
Rock formed inside the Earth through the cooling of magma. ex: granite
Rock formed on the Earth's surface through the cooling of lava. ex: basalt
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