Exercise 1.3B: Weathering

Visit this website and read about different types of weathering. Click next to see all the pages.

http://www.k5geosource.org/1content/1sc/rocks/pg4.html

1. Which part of the rock formation is made from the hardest material?

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2. What observations would lead to this conclusion?

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3. What causes the outside of the bend in a river to erode faster than the inner bend?

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4. What is chemical weathering?

5. What is the main agent for chemical weathering?

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6. What is carbonic acid?

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7. What is oxidation and how does it affect rocks?

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8. Give 2 examples of biological weathering and explain how they affect the landscape.

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