Chapter 4 Science Voc Words

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Chapter 4 Science Voc Words
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  1. a naturally occuring solid mixture of one or more minerals or organic matter
    rock
  2. the series of processes in which a rock forms, changes from one type to another, is destroyed, and forms again by geological processes
    rock cycle
  3. the process by which wind, water, ice, or gravity transports soil and sediment from one location to another
    erosion
  4. the process in which material is laid down
    deposition
  5. the chemical makeup of a rock; describes either the minerals or other materials in the rock
    composition
  6. the quality of a rock that is based on the sizes, shapes, and positions of the rock's grains
    texture
  7. rock formed from the cooling and solidification of magma beneath the Earth's surface
    intrusive igneous rock
  8. rock that forms as a result of volcanic activity at or near the Earth's surface
    extrusive igneous rock
  9. layers of rock
    strata
  10. the process in which sedimentary rocks are arranged in layers
    stratification
  11. the texture of metamorphic rock in which the mineral grains are arranged in planes or bands
    foliated
  12. the texture of metamorphic rock in which the mineral grains are not arranged in planes or bands
    nonfoliated

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