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Rocks & Minerals

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  • What are two forces that cause weathering?
    water, wind, ice
  • What is the Earth made of?
    rock
  • What is the process during which sediment is moved from one place to a new place?
    erosion
  • What kind of rock is formed when other rocks are exposed to heat and pressure?
    metamorphic rock
  • What is a large rock called?
    boulder
  • What kind of rock is formed from sediment that sticks together and hardens?
    sedimentary rock
  • Which type of rock is formed when magma cools and hardens?
    magma
  • What is the process during with rocks are broken down into smaller pieces by wind, water, or ice?
    weathering
  • What is small pieces of rock, soil, and sand called?
    sediment
  • What are two forces of erosion?
    water, ice, wind, or gravity
  • What is igneous rock made of?
    magma that has cooled
  • What are small rocks called?
    pebbles
  • TRUE or FALSE - Rocks are natural resources.
    TRUE
  • What do igneous and sedimentary rock need to become metamorphic rock?
    heat and pressure
  • What is melted rock that is found deep in the Earth?
    magma