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Rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by heat, pressure, or chemical reactions. metamorphicrock
The process in which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together into one mass. cementation
Looks like metal ( ex. a coin) metallic
Rock formed when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together. sedimentaryrock
The chemical and physical processes that breaks down rock and other substances. weathering
Rock formed from the cooling of molten rock at or below the surface. igneousrock
The process in which sediments are pressed together under their own weight. compaction
Ways to describe luster that are not metallic; dull/earthy, glassy, waxy/ greasy, silky, or pearly. nonmetallic
Small, solid pieces of material that comes from rocks or the remains of organisms; earth materials deposited by erosion. sediment
The process by which water, ice, wind, or gravity moves weathered particles of rock and soil. erosion

Weathering and erosion Crossword

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Description

The process that breaks down rock and other material at Earth surface weathering
The process by which ice wind water and soil move weather rock Erosion
Rock is physically broken down into smaller pieces mechanical weathering
Breaks down rock with chemical changes chemical weathering
The geological principle that the same geologic processes that operate it today in the past to change Uniformitarianism
Grinding away of rocks by other rock particles carried in water with ice or wind Abrasion
Sports rock when water seeped into cracked and freezes and expands Ice wedging
Chemical change in which substance combines with oxygen as when iron oxides forming rest Oxidation
Characteristics of material that is full of tiny connected air spaces I can see through Permeable
Loose weathered material and earth surface in which plants can grow Soil
Dark colored organic material in soil Humus
Organisms that breakdown the remains of organisms and I just them Decomposers

Weathering Crossword Puzzle

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Description

The breaking down and weathering of a rock from mechanical weathering Abrasion
Rocks break by chemical weathering Chemical weathering
Metallic element combines with oxygen and causes chemical change Oxidation
chemical Reaction between water and another substance to form two new substances Hydrolysis
conversions of a compound into a carbonate Carbonation
Percipitation that contains a high concentrarion of acid Acid Percipitation
Weaker rocks weather away at a faster rate than harder rocks Differential Weathering
Mixture of minerals, water, gases, and remains of dead organisms Soil
Layers of soil Soil Profile
Horizontal layer of soil Horizon
Dark, organic material formed in soil from the decayed remains of plants and animals Humus
Process were Earth's surface are loosened, dissolved or worn away Erosion
Water removes topsoil Sheet Erosion
Movement of a large mass of sediment or a section of land down a slope Mass movement
Slow, downslope flow of soil Sulification
Slow downhill movement of weathered rock material Creep

Sedimentary Rocks Crossword

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Description

Small, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or living things Sediment
The destructive process in which water, or wind loosens and carries away fragments of rock Erosion
The process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind carrying it Deposition
The process that presses sediments together Compaction
The process in which dissolved materials crystalize and glue particles of sediment together Cementation
A sedimentary rock that forms when rock fragments are squeezed together Clastic Rock
Forms where the remains of plants and animals are deposited in thick layers Organic Rock
When minerals that are dissolved in a solution crystalize, this forms Chemical Rock
People have used sedimentary rocks for Building Materials
People have also used sedimentary rocks for Tools
This clastic rock is easily split into flat pieces and fossils are often found in them Shale
This organic rock is made from the different shells as well as coral; Coquina is a form of this rock Limestone
This clastic rock is made up of rock fragments with rounded edges Conglomerate
This organic rock is made up of swamp plants that formed millions of years ago, and changed into this rock Coal
This Clastic Rock is made of small holes between sand grains that allows the rock to absorb water Sandstone
This Clastic Rock is formed with rock fragments with sharp edges Breccia

Rocks and Mineral Crossword

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Description

the process in which natural forces move weathered rock and soil from one place to another erosion
break down of rock into smaller pieces physical weathering
any process that breaks down and creates sediment weathering
decomposition of rock caused be chemical reactions resulting in the formation of new compounds chemical weathering
occurs when wind or water lay down sediment deposition
can help identify but can't be your main source of identification color
color left behind by mineral on a white tile streak
how light reflects from the surface luster
pattern of the atoms crystals
breaks smooth and reflects light cleavage
breaks in jagged or rough edges fracture
scratch mineral with another or use penny or nail hardness
forms as molten rock (magma) then cools and hardens Igneous
forms as loose particles, are pressed/cemented together in layers sedimentary
forms from existing rock metamorphic

Sedimentary Rocks Crossword

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Describes the breaking down of rock and minerals Weathering
Describes carrying sediments to new locations Erosion
Describes the dropping or depositing of sediments into a new location Deposition
These rocks are formed from weathering of other rocks. Clastic Rocks
These rocks form from dissolved materials that come out of solution. Chemical Rocks
The process where sediments compact under pressure Lithification
Describes layers of sediment building up over millions of years. Sedimentation
Describes layers being pressed together. Compaction
Describes layers being glued or really tightly pressed together. Cementation
It is a soft, finely stratified sedimentary rock that formed from consolidated mud or clay and can be split easily into fragile slabs. Shale
It is a combustible black or dark brown rock consisting mainly of carbonized plant matter, found mainly in underground deposits and widely used as fuel coal
It is a hard sedimentary rock, composed mainly of calcium carbonate or dolomite, used as building material and in the making of cement. Limestone
made up of rounded pebbles cemented together Conglomerate
sand grains cemented together into solid stone sandstone
rock salt made by the evaporation of sea water halite

Rocks, Weathering, and Erosion Crossword

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Description

The process by which natural forces break down rocks. weathering
When weathered materials are carried away. erosion
__________ rocks are formed from shells, fossils, pebbles, and sand. sedimentary
__________ rocks are formed when other rock types are changed by the heat and pressure under earths surface. metamorphic
__________ rocks are formed when magma cools and solidifies. Igneous
The breaking of ricks by physical force. mechanical weathering
the breakdown of rocks by chemical reactions changing their composition. chemical weathering
The freezing and thawing of water in cracks of rocks that causes rocks to split ice wedging
When fertile land becomes desert like, often in result of a drought. desertification
A large mass of ice that moves over land causing erosion. glacier
Rain that causes weathering because it contains sulfuric acid. acid rain
When two objects collide causing damage. abrasion
Particles of rock and soil that are eroded ad deposited and form sedimentary rocks. sediment

Crossword Puzzle for Rocks and Minerals

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Crossword
Description

the solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets, exposed on the surface or underlying the soil or oceans. rock
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence. mineral
the stratification or layering of rocks or other geological materials. bedding
hot fluid or semifluid material below or within the earth's crust magma
hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this. lava
igneous rocks that form from crystallized magma beneath the earth's surface intrusive
igneous rocks formed on the surface extrusive
occurs when only a portion of a solid is melted partialmelting
formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava igneousrock
Veins of extremely large-grained minerals pegmatites
large, well-formed crystals surrounded by fine-grained crystals of the same or different minerals Porphyritic
size, shape, and distribution of crystals or grains that make up a rock  texture
when mineral growth cements sediment grains together into rock Cementation
chemical sedimentary rocks that form as a result of crystal grains precipitating out of a supersaturated body of water evaporite
a subsurface area of rock that has enough porosity to allow for the accumulation of oil, natural gas, or water Reservoir
the percentage of open spaces between grains in a rock Porosity
sediments having particles ranging in size from boulders to microscopic particles, which often have worn surfaces and rounded corners. Clastic
a naturally occurring solid material from which a metal or valuable mineral can be profitably extracted. ore

Rock Cycle Crossword

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Description

An Igneous rock turns into Sediments
become less hot cooling
The rock cycle _______ in a circle Rotates
Metamorphic ______. Rock
When a Volcano _______ Igneous rocks come out. Erupts
An igneous rock turns into sediments which turns into a sedimentary rock which then turns in to a metamorphic rock. Cycle
breaking down of rocks, soil and minerals as well as artificial materials through contact with the Earth's atmosphere, biota and waters Weathering
To make the sedimentary rock you have to combine _____ and pressure. Heat
Formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava. Igneous
Be created by an upward movement of the earth's surface. Uplifting
After it turns into a metamorphic rock it has to _____ then it turn into an igneous rock. Melt
the binding together of particles or other things by cement. Cemention
formed by the deposition of material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water. Sedimentary
the action or process of forcing a body of igneous rock between or through existing formations, without reaching the surface. Intrusion
transformation of existing rock types. Metamorphic
process of formation of solid crystals precipitating from a solution, melt or more rarely deposited directly from a gas. Crystallization
metamorphic rocks are subjected to heat and pressure from ______. Burial
mixture of molten or semi-molten rock, volatiles and solids that is found beneath the surface of the Earth, and is expected to exist on other terrestrial planets. Magma
When you are trying to make an sedimentary rock you have to apply a lot of pressure. Pressure
action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it away to another location. Erosion

Three classes of rocks Crossword

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Crossword
Description

forms when minerals that form from solution or sediment from older rock get pressed and cemented together sedimentary rock
forms when pressure , temp. or chemical process change existing rock metamorphic rock
forms when magma or lava cools and hardens to become solid igneous rock
series of processes in which rock changes from one type to another is called rock cycle
an area where a set of deer cracks form rift zone
the rising of regions of the crust to higher elevations uplift
the sinkind of regions of the crust to lower elevations subsidence
breaking down rocks weathering
a naturally occured solid mixture of one or more minerals rock
the process by which sediment is moved from one place to another erosion
another word for molten rock magma
when cooled becomes a new rock lava
weathering breaks down rocksinto fragments sediment

Weathering, Erosion and Soil Crossword

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Description

process of erosion where windblown particles scrape against rock surfaces and wear them away abrasion
unweathered solid parent rock bedrock
all of Earth's organisms and the environment in which they live biosphere
type of weathering where rocks and minerals undergo changes in their composition due to chemical reactions chemical
process by which productive land becomes a desert desertification
removal and transport of weathered material erosion
the settling of eroded material deposition
process that occurs when water repeatedly freezes and thaws in cracks in rocks frost wedging
erosion that occurs when a channel widens and deepens gully
weathering where big rocks break down into smaller pieces physical
erosion where water runs down the side of a slope carving a small stream rill
pieces of rock that are moved and deposited sediment
loose covering of weathered rock overlying bedrock soil
distinct layer in soil horizon
section of soil with many distinct layers profile
the change in elevation of the Earth's crust topography
the most influential factor in soil formation climate
soil whose parent material is local residual
soil whose parent material has moved far from its source transported
steep slopes have this kind of soil shallow
they help break down organic material and helps increase water holding capacity organisms
regardless of the type of soil, they all need this to develop time
decreasing surface area, _____________ chances of chemical weathering decreases
row of trees planted perpendicular to the wind windbreak
type of erosion that creates unsorted deposits glacial
chemical weathering due to oxygen oxidation
weathering where outer layers seem to peel away like an onion exfoliation
type of weathering that is favored in cold and dry climate mechanical
type of erosion that can defy gravity wind