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A mountain that forms when red-hot melted rock flows through a crack on the Earth's surface
volcano
A vibration, or shaking, of the Earth's surface
earthquake
Formed from the decay remains of ancient plants and animals, changed by physical and chemical processes
fossil fuels
The wise use and protection of natural resources, including plants, animals, soil, water, air, fossil fuels
conservation
Resources that nature replaces as they're used
Renewable Resources
The process by which wind and water carry away bits of rock
erosion
The slow, never-ending process of rock changes
The Rock Cycle
Earth's outer layer is called the __________.
crust
The _____________ is the thickest layer of the Earth. This layer is found just below the crust.
mantle
The center of the earth is called the _________. It is a ball made mostly of two metals: ___________ and ___________.
core

iron and nickel
Do glaciers move?
yes
The idea that the continents were all once joined together and then separated from eachother
continental drift
What were the continents called when they were all joined together?
pangea
The deposit of sediment at the mouth or end of a river or stream where it flows into a quiet body of water such as a lake or ocean.
delta