Rocks
Minerals
Weathering
Soil
Pot Luck

100

A rock that is formed from cementation of sediment.
What is a sedimentary rock.

100

Most minerals do not split apart evenly which means they have the property of.....
What is fracture.

100

Ice wedging causes mechanical weathering of rock by means of....
What is freezing and thawing of water.

100

Which soil layer would you find loam that is rich in humus?
What is A Horizon.

100

Two factors that determine the rate of weathering are the type of rock and .......
What is climate.

200

Heat and pressure deep beneath the surface can change any rock into this.
What is a metamorphic rock.

200

The term used to describe how light reflected off a minerals surface is called.
What is luster.

200

The agent of mechanical weathering in which rock is worn away by grinding action of other rock particles is called...
What is abrasion.

200

Decomposers are soil organisms that.....
What is break down and digest the remains of dead organisms.

200

The thick mass of grass roots that helps hold prairie soil in place is called this.
What is sod.

300

A sedimentary rock formed by rock fragments with round edges is called this.
What is conglomerate.

300

The repeating pattern of a minerals particles form a solid called this.
What is a crystal.

300

A hot and wet climate causes weathering to take place.....
What is more rapidly.

300

Leaving crops in the ground and stalks on the surface is an example of which type of plowing.
What is No-Till Plowing.

300

A rock that contains tiny, connected spaces through which water can move is said to be....
What is permeable.

400

The magma that cools very slowly deep below the earth's surface makes these.
What are large crystals.

400

What is the hardest known mineral?
What is diamond.

400

Soil formation begins with the weathering of this.
What is bedrock.

400

The loose layer of plant remains that accumulated on the ground is called this.
What is litter.

400

An igneous rock that is formed from lava is called this type of rock.
What is extrusive.

500

Name the steps in creating a sedimentary rock.
What is erosion, deposition, compaction, cementation

500

What is the Proper name for the scale used to measure the hardness of minerals?
What is Mohs Hardness Scale.

500

Which kind of weathering causes the chemical composition of rocks to change?
What is chemical weathering.

500

Plowing removed the grass form the Great Plains in the 1930's which exposed the soil and caused....
What is The Dust Bowl.

500

Foliated and non-foliated are terms that are used to describe this type of rock.
What is metamorphic rock.