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Vocabulary
Weathering- is a kind of change that happens when wind and water break down rock into
smaller pieces.
Erosion-is a kind of change that happens when wind and water move sand and small rocks to a
new place.
Earthquake- is a shaking of Earth’s surface that can cause land to rise or fall.
Volcano- is a place where hot, melted rock called lava comes out of the ground onto Earth’s
surface.
Mineral- is solid matter that is found in nature and that was never living. Most rocks are made of
many different minerals.
Soil- is bits of rocks mixed with dead plant parts.
Dinosaur- is an animal that lived on Earth millions of years ago. Dinosaurs have become extinct.
Extinct- is no longer living. Dinosaurs are extinct because there are none living anymore.
Fossil- is what is left of an animal or plant that lived long ago. A fossil can be a print in a rock or
bones that have turned to rock.