Rocks Minerals Weathering Soil Pot Luck

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

What is diamond.
What is the hardest known mineral?

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

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