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small pieces of rock worn away by weathering and are moved by running water, wind, and air
sediments
any piece of solid matter in the Earth's crust
rock
atom
special patterns
growing
crystals
geologist
scientist who performs tests to identify minerals
rocks are usually made up of several ________
minerals
igneous
sedimentary
metamorphic
rocks
formed in nature
found in a solid state
neither plant nor animal
minerals
changing igneous or sedimentary rock into a metamorphic rock
rock cycle
wind
water
waves
weathering
metallic
shiny minerals
rocks formed by cool lava
igneous
the process of rocks being worn away
weathering
sedimentary
igneous
metamorphic
3 main types of rocks
magma
a liquid rock material found deep in the Earth
luster
streak
appearance
tests
crystal
a special form of mineral with an atom pattern large enough to be seen
used to determine the magnetic pull of rocks
magnets
what within the Earth's surface can turn igneous and sedimentary rocks into metamorphic rocks
heat and pressure
lava
magma that breaks through the Earth's crust to the surface
observing the color left behind on a white tile is the
______
streak test
a scale that tells whether a rock can be scratched by a penny, a nail, a fingernail, or a glass plate
hardness
rocks formed by the cementing of dead plant and animal matter, along with pieces of other rocks
sedimentary
when performing the acid test, we placed rocks in _____
vinegar
the test that tells if a rock is metallic or nonmetallic
luster
the shiny luster of the rock "galena"
metallic
luster
hardness
streak
properties of minerals