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Erosion Assignment. Water, Ice, and Wind. Key Concepts/Vocabulary. Section 6.2 The Work of Streams How do streams erode their channels and transport sediment? What are the two types of stream valleys? How does stream deposition occur? Define : delta, natural levee, and floodplain

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Erosion assignment

Erosion Assignment

Water, Ice, and Wind


Key concepts vocabulary

Key Concepts/Vocabulary

Section 6.2 The Work of Streams

  • How do streams erode their channels and transport sediment?

  • What are the two types of stream valleys?

  • How does stream deposition occur?

  • Define: delta, natural levee, and floodplain

    Section 7.1 Glaciers

  • What landscape features do glaciers form (two answers)?

  • How do glaciers cause erosion?

  • What distinguishes the various types of glacial drift? (two answers)

  • Define: glacier, glacial trough, till, stratified drift, moraine

    Section 7.3 Landscapes Shaped by Wind

  • How does deflation cause erosion in the desert?

  • How does abrasion shape desert landscapes?

  • What types of landforms are deposited by wind?

  • Vocab: deflation, desert pavement, loess, and dune


Comparing agents of erosion

Comparing Agents of Erosion

Pg. 208-209 Assessment 1-5


Review questions

Review Questions

  • A rock that forms from cooling lava is classified as an _____.

  • What are the major components of soil?

  • Why can two igneous rocks have the same minerals but different names?

  • The three groups of rocks are classified by _____.

  • Compared to the past, rates of soil erosion are _____.

  • A metamorphic rock can be classified according to its _____.

  • Sedimentary rocks with ripple marks suggest that the rocks formed _____.

  • Lava that cools so quickly that ions do not have time to arrange themselves into crystals will form igneous rocks with a _____.

  • The gradual rounding of the corners and edges of angular blocks of rock is called _____.

  • List human activities that have caused an increase in soil erosion.


Review questions1

Review Questions

  • A rock that forms from cooling lava is classified as an _____. Extrusive igneous rock

  • What are the major components of soil? Mineral matter, humus, air, and water

  • Why can two igneous rocks have the same minerals but different names? The rocks may have different textures.

  • The three groups of rocks are classified by _____. How they are formed

  • Compared to the past, rates of soil erosion are _____. Faster

  • A metamorphic rock can be classified according to its _____. Texture and composition

  • Sedimentary rocks with ripple marks suggest that the rocks formed _____. Along a beach or stream bed

  • Lava that cools so quickly that ions do not have time to arrange themselves into crystals will form igneous rocks with a _____. Glassy texture

  • The gradual rounding of the corners and edges of angular blocks of rock is called _____. Spheroidal weathering

  • List human activities that have caused an increase in soil erosion. Plowing land for farming, clear-cut logging, and clearing land for construction.


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