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Weathering, Erosion, or Deposition? Water Cycle Landforms Vocabulary Challenge
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What is erosion?
Rain washing away soil from a hillside.
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What is groundwater?
Surface water that seeps into the ground below Earth's surface.
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What is a canyon?
Moving water in a river erodes sediment to form this.
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What is weathering?
The slowing wearing down or breaking apart of rock into smaller pieces.
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What is a plateau?
A large, flat block of land that is higher than its surroundings.
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What is deposition?
Layers of sediment forming at the bottom of the ocean.
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What is precipitation?
Water that falls to Earth's surface in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
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What is a sea arch?
The action of waves weathers away rock and erodes sediments.
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What is sediment?
Small pieces of rock such as sand and silt.
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What is a landform?
A feature on Earth's surface that is shaped by natural causes, such as mountains, plateaus, and plains.
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What is weathering?
Caves being formed by acid rain dissolving underground limestone.
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What is a cloud?
As water vapor rises, it cools to form water droplets. This forms when billions of these water droplets are close together.
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What is a cave?
Groundwater dissolves rock over millions of years.
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What is erosion?
The process of moving rock from one place to another.
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What is a flood plain?
The flat, wide area alongside a river that is good for agriculture.
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What is weathering?
Rocks being made smooth by tumbling across the bottom of the river.
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What is condensation?
This forms when water vapor cools and then changes back to liquid water. We can see this as dew in the grass or when the mirror fogs up after taking a hot shower.
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What is a delta?
Moving water erodes sediments and deposits them at the mouth of the river.
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What is the atmosphere?
The mixture of gases that surrounds the Earth.
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What is a moraine?
A hill of sediment left behind by a glacier.
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What is deposition?
Ponds filling up with sediment and becoming marshes.
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What is provides energy?
This is sun's main role in the water cycle.
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What is a sand dune?
This landform is caused by erosion and deposition from wind.
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What is deposition?
The dropping of weathered rock by wind or moving water.
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What is deposition from water?
This causes rocks to block a stream.






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