Landforms Volcabulary

Term Definition
Constructive processes are processes that create landforms.
Destructive processes are processes that destroy landforms.
Weathering is the process that break down rocks at or near the surface of the earth.
Erosion is the movement of sediments and soil by wind, water, ice, and gravity.
Watershed is all of the land that water flows over or through before reaching a lake or river.
Deposition is the dropping, or depositing, of sediments by water, wind, or ice.
Landslides are mass movements of land due to gravity.
Volcanoes are mountains with openings in Earth's crust through which magma, gases, and ash reach Earth's surface. When they erupt they change the surface of the Earth.
Earthquakes are vibrations on Earth's surface caused by sudden movement in Earth, often along a fault.
Floods occur when a large amount of water covers land that is usually dry.
Natural Resources are the materials that people can take or use from the Earth.
Pollution is anything that harms the natural environment.
Conservation is the wise use of resources.

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