Rocks Breaking Down

Weathering

Weathering is the wearing away or change the appearance by long exposure to the air.


There are three types of weathering:


Physical- Takes place because of the climate and weather.


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Limestone pillars created by waves crashing against it over time making them separated from its original all together form.


Chemical- occurs when a chemical change takes place


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Acid rain and the minerals of this statue react so over time causing cavities.


Biological- when rocks are worn away by living things.


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The trees roots grew within the rock causing cracks and eventually lead to it breaking apart.

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Erosion

Erosion is the process of being eroded by natural agents.


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The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion from this stream.


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The Chalk Cliffs of Rugen, Germany were caused by erosion

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Deposition

Deposition is when sediments compile.


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The Mississippi River delta was formed by sediments going down stream and piling up.


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The Akaroa Harbor was formed from deposition. The sediments formed an awkward piece of land.

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Soil Composition

The composition of soil is important because it has the perfect balance to promote growth. It is made of air, organic matter, minerals, and water.
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Soil for NC

Soil is used to grow almost all plant life. In North Carolina there is a lot of farming so obviously soil is important.
Soil Science: Down and Gritty in the Dirt | North Carolina Science Now | UNC-TV

Soil Conservation

Crop rotation is a conservation method. It involves planting different crops each year to keep the soil healthy and rich in nutrients.


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A representation of changing the crops out.

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Bio

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