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Changing Earth's Surface - Science Language
Arch
An arching landform created by weathering and erosion.
Butte
A steep, flat-topped hill created by erosion.
Earthquake
Shaking or trembling of the earth caused by movement along a fault.
Erode
To wear away
Erosion
Removal of rocks and dirt by wind, water and ice.
Fault
A break or fracture in the crust of Earth.
Geological
Having to do with geology, the study of Earth.
Deposition
The process of layering sediments.
Glacier
Slow-moving masses of snow and ice that carry rock and dirt.
Uplift
Upward movement of Earth’s crust.
Volcano
Vents in Earth's crust that lava and steam can travel through.
Weathering
The process of breaking down rock and other materials into smaller pieces. Weathering breaks it down. Erosion carries it away.
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