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Planting crops along the face, or side, of a slope instead of up and down the slop to prevent erosion
Contour Plowing
Water in the soil(underground)
Groundwater
When 2 pressures hit and make land gar
Fold
Any resource that cannot be raplaced by nature, such as fossil fuels and minerals
Nonrenewable resources
When 2 pressures hit and make land go up or make a "Z"
Fault
Any resource that can be replaced by nature,such as water,soil, and living resources
Renewable resource
Where an earthquake most likely occurs
Fault
Process of alternating crops on the same land to prevent depletion of nutrients from the soil(one with nitrogen to one without nitrogen)
Crop rotation
Caused by weather (wearing down of rocks)
Weathering
A rock that breaks flat
Fracture of a rock
Planting a slope in a series of level steps,or terraces, to prevent erosion
Terracing
Movement of water from the Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back to the surface
Water cycle
Changing of one rock to another
Rock Cycle
Deposit of a mineral that can be mined at a profit
Ore
If something cools fast it is ____ but if it cools slow it is ____ .
Fast-Small
Slow-Big
Lava on the surface cools at what rate
Fast
Ring of volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii
Ring of Fire
What percent of all water is saltwater?
97%
Molted rock on the top of the surface
Lava
Molten rock under the surface
Magma
Substance made of 2 or more metals
Alloy
Where breaking a plate occurs
Fault
A rock that breaks jagged
Clevage
A mountain range in the Atlantic Ocean
Mid Atlantic Ridge
Removal of nutrients from the soil
Depletion
An oceanic plate
Pacific Trench
Carring off of soil by wind and water
Erosion
What percent of all water is drinking water?
3%