Constructive
Destructive
Surface Features
Vocabulary
Technology
100

When sediment is picked up and dropped in a new location.

What is deposition?

100

The process of wearing away or breaking down rocks by natural means.

What is weathering?

100

When two convergent plates collide, what two surface features might form?

What are mountains and volcanoes?

100

A break in Earth's crust where most earthquakes can occur.

What is a fault?

100

A raised bank of sediment or rocks built along the edges of a river to prevent flooding.

What is a levee?

200

A hill of sand formed and shaped by wind.

What is a sand dune?

200

The process by which weathered rock is picked up and moved by wind, water, ice, or gravity. 

What is erosion?

200

a natural opening eroded out of a cliff face by marine processes.

What are sea arches?

200

Molten or melted rock beneath Earth's surface.

What is magma?

200

A structure built across a river to control its flow and prevent other lands from flooding.

What is a dam?

300

A landform of sand, sediment, and silt particles deposited at the mouth of a river.

What is a delta?

300

When weathering eats away limestone underground, a ___________ can occur. 

What is a sinkhole?

300

At a transform plate boundary, what might form and occur?

What is a fault line and earthquakes?

300

a breakwater constructed to protect or defend a harbor, stretch of coast or riverbank

What is a jetty?

300

These help prevent flooding by directing rain water through pipes underground which lead to nearby bodies of water.

What is a storm drain?

400

caused by a volcanic eruptions in the Pacific Ocean and lava cooling.

What are the Hawaiian Islands  

400

landform created by erosion and the Colorado River

What is the Grand Canyon?

400

The movement of the ground caused by the sudden release of energy in the earth's crust.

What is an earthquake?

400

A geographic information system designed to capture and store all types of geographical data

What is GIS?

400

The purpose of a seismograph & seismologist

What is to tell the strength of an earthquake and study earthquakes.

500

A ridge of sediment deposited when a glacier melts.

What is a moraine?

500

Constructive or destructive process?

What is a destructive process?

500

A mountain made of lava and ash and where magma is released to the surface of the Earth.

What is a volcano?

500

The natural shape or landform on Earth. 

What is a surface feature?

500

a breakwater constructed to protect or defend a harbor, stretch of coast or riverbank

What is a jetty?

600

The use of plants and perhaps things like oyster shells to protect from erosion.

What is a living shoreline?

600

Natural occurrence that can be both massively destructive and constructive.

What is a volcano

600

Feature not visible, but that shift and at times cause both earthquakes and the creation of mountains

What are tectonic plates?

600

Pictures that can tell what type of weather might happen in an area at a future time.

What is Satellite Imagery? 

600

Technology that might help to stop the erosion in the picture

What is a levee?

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