Weathering: Processes of Change. Weathering. chemical weathering. mechanical weathering. moving water. erosion. ice. deposition. waves. gravity. wind. glaciers. Acids. abrasion. EQ :. How does weathering occur?. Describe three ways abrasion occurs in nature.
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How does weathering
Which of the following things cannot cause mechanical weathering?
Which of the following is a type of frost action?
Which of the following types of chemical weathering causes a karst landscape, such as a cavern?
How do lichens slowly break down a rock?
Which of the following will most likely experience oxidation?
Rain, sleet, or snow that contains a high concentration of acids
The process by which rocks break down as a result of chemical reactions
The breakdown of rock into smaller pieces by physical means
A chemical reaction in which an element, such as iron, combines with oxygen to form an oxide
The process by which rock materials are broken down by the action of physical or chemical processes
a. mechanical weathering
d. acid precipitation
f. chemical weatheringQuick Check
1. What three factors determine the rate at which rock weathers?
2. The process by which softer, less weather-resistant rocks wear away and leave harder, more weather-resistant rocks behind is called
A. mechanical weathering
B. chemical weathering
C. differential weathering
D. acid precipitation
3. Weathering takes place
4. Because of a large rock’s volume, it will
5. What is the average weather condition in an area over a long period of time called?
6. Chemical weathering such as oxidation occurs more quickly in a climate that is ___________ and ________________.
7. Weathering occurs faster at high elevations because of
2. The layer of rock beneath the soil
3. A rock formation that is the source of mineral fragments in the soil
4. A loose mixture of mineral fragments, organic material, water, and air that can support vegetation
b. transported soil
c. parent rock
d. bedrockQuick Check
The arrangement of soil particles
Ability of water to move through soil
Soil’s ability to be broken up for farming
a. soil structure
d. soil textureQuick Check
What is soil’s ability to hold nutrients and to supply nutrients to a plant?
What do we call the removal of substances from soil due to water passing through it?
What is the layer of soil that often contains the most humus?
What is soil that has a pH below 7 called?
What is the correct pH for growing plants?