Science 6

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Science 6
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  1. Catastrophism
    The view that most of the earth's geological features are the result of large-scale catastrophes such as floods, volcanoes , etc.
  2. Uniformitarianism
    The view that most of earth's geological features are the result of slow, gradual process that have been at work for millions or even billions of years.
  3. Humus
    The decayed remains of once-living creatures.
  4. Minerals
    Inorganic crystalline substances found naturally in the earth.
  5. Weathering
    The process by which rocks are broken down by force of nature.
  6. Erosion
    The process by which sediments and rock fragments are carried away by wind or rain.
  7. Unconformity
    A surface or erosion that separates one layer of rock from another.

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