Science.txt

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hollowpond
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Science.txt
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2011-01-29 11:45:50
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Geology terms (4th grade)
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  1. a layer of soil differing from the layers above and below it.
    horizon
  2. leftover decomposed plant and animal matter
    humus
  3. the top layer of soil, rich in humus and minerals
    topsoil
  4. a hard layer of clay and minerals that lies beneath topsoil
    subsoil
  5. It is a large mass of snow and ice that moves over land
    glacier
  6. the end, or outer margin of a glacier
    terminus
  7. a rock debris carried and deposited by a glacier
    moraine
  8. an unsorted mixture of rock materials deposited as a glacier melts
    glacial till
  9. It is an isolated boulder left behind by a glacier
    erratic
  10. gravel, sand, and clay carried from glaciers by melting water and streams
    outwash plain
  11. a vertical section of soil from the surface down to bedrock
    soil profile
  12. the space between soil particles
    pore space
  13. the rate at which water can pass through a material
    permeability
  14. a movement or vibration in Earth
    earthquake
  15. a break in Earth's outer layer caused by the movement of rocks
    fault
  16. the solid rock that makes up Earth's outermost layer
    crust
  17. a liquid layer of Earth lying below the mantle
    outer core
  18. a vibration caused by rocks moving and breaking along faults
    Seismic Wave
  19. the layer of rock lying below the crust
    mantle
  20. a sphere of solid material at Earth's center
    inner core

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