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Core
The center of the earth
Crust
The top layer of the earth on which we live
Delta
New land made by sediments
Dune
A pile of sand
Erosion
The moving of weathered rocks and soil by wind, water, or ice
Fault
A crack in the earth's crust along which rocks move
Glacier
A mountain of ice
Igneous Rock
Rock formed when magma or lava hardens
Landform
Shapes of the earth's crust
Mantle
The middle section of the earth's crust
Metamorphic rock
Rock that is made from other rocks that were changed by heat and pressure
Mineral
a solid, nonliving substance from the earth
Plate
large sections of the earth's crust
Sediments
Tiny bits of rocks, shells, and other materials
Sedimentary rock
Rocks that are made from sediments that were pressed together and hardened
Weathering
The breaking apart of rocks by water, wind, and ice
Plateaus
High, flat lands
Mountains
Land that rises at least 600 meters above the land around it
Seismograph machine
A machine for detecting movement in the earth's crust
Ritcher scale
A scale used to measure the strength of an earthquake