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Earth`s Surface Vocabulary

Science, Grade 3

Key Vocabulary Terms © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4352 Visit for Online Learning Resources. Crust the solid outermost layer of the Earth Deposition the process of soil, rock, or sand being deposited or added to a landform by the forces of erosion Desert a very dry, sunny place with sandy soil and little rain Earthquake a sudden shaking of Earth’s surface, caused by movements in Earth’s crust thereby releasing energy stored in rocks Erosion the process by which soil, rock, or sand is moved or worn away by water, wind, and glaciers Glacier a large, thick sheet of moving ice Landform part of Earth’s surface that formed naturally and has a certain shape Mountain an area of land that is higher than a hill and much higher than the surrounding land Ocean a large area of salt water that surrounds the Earth’s landmasses River a natural stream of water that flows into the ocean, lake, or another stream Sand dune a ridge of sand created by the wind Valley a low area of land between hills or mountains, which often has a river running through it Volcano a mountain made of cooled lava, ash, or other material from eruptions Weathering the process that breaks rock down into smaller pieces crust erosion ash lava erosion deposition
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