Weathering/Erosion

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Weathering
The loosening and breaking down of solid rock, where the the rock lies by physical, chemical and biological means. This forms angular scree.
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Erosion
This is the wearing away of solid rock by a moving force such as a river, wave, ice and wind. The rock is then transported.
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Physical Weathering
The break down of solid rock by mechanichal means, usually temperature change. e.g. Freeze thaw or Exfoliation.
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Chemical Weathering
The break down of rocks by chemical means usually by rain. e.g. acid rain or carbonation.
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Biological Weathering
The breakdown of sold rock by biological means, usually plants or animals. e.g. tree roots, burrowing animals etc.
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This is the wearing away of solid rock by a moving force such as a river, wave, ice and wind. The rock is then transported.

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Erosion

Card 3

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The break down of solid rock by mechanichal means, usually temperature change. e.g. Freeze thaw or Exfoliation.

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Card 4

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The break down of rocks by chemical means usually by rain. e.g. acid rain or carbonation.

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Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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The breakdown of sold rock by biological means, usually plants or animals. e.g. tree roots, burrowing animals etc.

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