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Rocks & Minerals 7th grade endreny
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The solid layer of rock beneath the soil.
a rock, or a group of rocks, that sticks up out of the ground
nutrients that occur naturally in rocks and soil
Are naturally occuring substances made up of one or more minerals
state, appearance, size, solubility, density, melting/boiling point, characteristics that you can observe
Characteristics of a substance that determine how it will react with other substances.
the color of a mineral's powder
a measure of how easily a mineral can be scratched
the way a mineral reflects light
the tendency of a mineral to break along flat surfaces
(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
A type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock at or below the surface.
melted rock inside the Earth
magma that reaches Earth's surface
loose materials such as rock fragments, mineral grains, and bits of shell that have been moved by wind, water, ice, or gravity
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
the process by which one rock type changes into another rock type
preserved remains or evidence of an ancient organism
thin layers of alternating minerals found in metamorphic rocks
the chemical and physical processes that break down rock at Earth's surface
condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind
Sediment pressed together
Hardening of the sediment
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