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When igneous rock is weathered it is broken down into?
Which of the following is NOT one of the three major types of rock?
all of these are rocks
Choose all of the following that are processes to FORM sedimentary rock.
compaction and cementation
Fragments that result from the breaking of rocks,minerals, and organic matter
A sedimentary rock can become an igneous rock without changing first into a metamorphic rock.
Which process typically cause sedimentary rock to become metamorphic rock?
melting and cooling
pressure and melting
weathering, erosion, and deposition
heat and pressure
Cracks in rocks widen as water in them freezes and thaws. How does this affect the surface of the Earth?
It reduces the rates of soil formation.
It changes the chemical composition of the rocks.
It exposes the rocks to increased rates of erosion and weathering.
It limits the exposure of rocks to acid precipitation.
Which of the following is NOT a process of chemical weathering?
The process that transports rocks, soil and sediments to a different location is called
What can cause the loss of soil that is not protected by plant cover?
Erosion by water or wind
Too many organisms in the soil