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Science Vocab ch. 10 and 11

Science vocab from Science Explorer Grade 7


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clastic rock
Sedimentary rock that forms when rock fragments are squeezed together under high pressure
The particles of minerals or other rocks that give a rock its texture
The process by which atoms are arranged to form a material with a crystal structure
A solid in which the atoms are arranged in a pattern that repeats again and again
metamorphic rock
The type of rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by heat, pressure . or chemical reactions
A narrow deposit of a mineral that is sharply different from the surrounding rock
sedimentary rock
A type of rock that formes when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together.
The process by which ore is melted to separate the useful metal from other elements
A mineral's abiliy to split easily along flat surfaces
The process in which sediment are pressed together under their own weight
The process by which sedimintary settles out of the water or wind that is carrying it
Rock that contains a metal or economically useful minerals
rock cycle
a series of processes on earths surface and in crust and mantle that slowly change rocks from one kind to another
The color of minerals powder
extrusive rock
Igneous rock that forms from lava on Earth's surface.
igneous rock
A type of rock that forms the cooling of molten rock at or below the surface
The process by which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together into one mass.
Not formed from living things or the remains of living things
The process by which water ice wind or gravity mores weathered rock and soild.
coral reef
A structure of calcite skeletons built up by coral animals in warm shallow ocean water
intrusive rock
Igneous rock that forms when magma hardens beneath Earth's surface
sall solid pieces of materials that come from rocks or organisms
chemical rock
Sedimentary rock that forms when minerals crystallize from a solultion
A naturally occurring inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical composition
rock forming mineral
One of the common minerals that make up most of the rocks of earth's crust
A mixture of two or more elements one of which is a mental
A hollow rock inside which mineral crystals have grown
A dark dense igneous rock with a fine texture found in oceanic crust.
A usually light colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust
Mohs hardness scale
A scale ranking ten minerals from softest to hardest; used in testing the hardness of minerals
A mixture in which one substance is dissolved in another
Terms used to describe metomorphic rocks that have grains arranged in paralled layers or bands
A hard colorful mineral that has a brilliant or glassy luster and is valued for its appearance
The way the mineral looks when it breaks apart in an irregular way
organic rock
Sedimentary rock that forms from remains of organisms deposited in thick layers
The look and feel of a rock's surface determined by the size shape and pattern of a rocks grain
The way a mineral reflects light from its surface

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