Chapter 8 vocabulary words

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  1. Erosion
    A process that wears away surface materials and move them from one place to another.
  2. Deposition
    As agents of erosion drop the sediments are carrying as they lose energy this is called Deposition
  3. Mass Movement
    A Mass Movement is any type of erosion that happens as gravity moves materials downslope.
  4. Creep
    A Creep occurs when sediments slowly shift their positions downhill.♛
  5. Slump
    When a mass of material slips down along a curved surface, the mass movement is called slump.
  6. Glacier
    A large mass of ice and snow moving on land under its own weight is a Glacier.
  7. Plucking
    Pieces of rock then are lifted out by the ice this process is called Plucking.
  8. Till
    The mixture of different-sized sediments is called Till.
  9. Moraine
    A big ridge of material that piles up that looks as though it has been pushed along by a bulldozer.
  10. Outwash
    Material deposited by the meltwater from a glacier is called OUTWASH.♛
  11. Deflation
    When wind erodes by deflation it blows across loose sediment removing small particles such as silt and sand.
  12. Abrasion
    When windblown sediment strikes rock, the surface of the rock gets scraped and worn away by a process called Abrasion.
  13. Dunes
    A dune is a mound of sediments drifted by the wind.
  14. Loess
    Windblown deposit of tightly packed, fine-grained sediments.
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Chapter 8 vocabulary words
2015-11-06 01:17:21
6thgrade sciencevocab chapter8 section1 section2 section3
Mrs.Saffel vocbulary words on Chapter 8 section 1, 2, and 3.
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