Erosion and Transportation- Water Theme 7

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Hydraulic action
The force of waves crashing into cliffs. Air trapped in the cracks is compressed, which breaks up the rock.
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Abrasion / Corrasion
Waves hurl sand and pebbles against the cliff, which wears the land away.
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Corrosion / Solution
Salt water dissolves rocks made of calcium carbonate e.g. limestone.
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Attrition
Pebbles are rolled back and forth. They collide together, which makes them smaller and more round, eventually turning them into sand.
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Traction
Stones are rolled along the river bed by the force of flowing water.
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Saltation
Small stones are bounced along the river bed by flowing water.
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Suspension
Particles of silt and clay float and are carried along in the flowing water.
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Solution
Some minerals dissolve in water. Limestone, for example, slowly dissolves.
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Card 2

Front

Abrasion / Corrasion

Back

Waves hurl sand and pebbles against the cliff, which wears the land away.

Card 3

Front

Corrosion / Solution

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Attrition

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Traction

Back

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