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Geology - Important Words

Geology - Important Words

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Tags: science   geology   rst.6-8.4   rst.9-10.4   rst.11-12.4   high school   7th grade   6th grade   8th grade   ngss   ess1  

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deposition
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the process of sediments collecting in one place
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element
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basic substance containing one kind of atom
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fossils
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remains of ancient life
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geothermal
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heat generated in the earth's interior
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igneous
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resulting from volcanic activity
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magma
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molten rock material in the earth
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metamorphic
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something that has changed in form or structure
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minerals
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naturally occurring substances from the ground
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plate tectonics
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theory that the earth's crust is divided into plates
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sediment
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material deposited by water, wind, or glaciers
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sedimentary
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rock formed by layers of sediment pressed together
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tsunamis
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great sea waves caused by earthquakes
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