Rocks gradually wear away, a process called weathering. Biological, chemical and physical weathering are three types of weathering. Weathering and erosion are part of the rock cycle.
Which of these is not an example of physical weathering?
Acid rain falling on limestone
Wind blowing sand onto a rock
What happens to pieces of rock as they are transported by a river?
They get larger and more jagged
They get smaller and more rounded
They get smaller and more jagged
Which of these rocks is most likely to be damaged by acid rain?
Which of these is an example of biological weathering?
A tree root splitting a rock apart
Acid rain eroding limestone
Which landscape feature can be caused by chemical weathering?
Which gas can cause acid rain?
What term describes the movement of small rock particles away from their source?
What type of rock is formed by volcanoes in the rock cycle?
What type of rock is made when tiny particles of other rocks settle out from slow moving water?
What is required to make a metamorphic rock?
Millions of years
High temperatures and pressures