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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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