What does weathering do? 2. What does erosion do? 3. What is physical weathering? 4. what are 3 examp


What does weathering do?

2. What does erosion do?

3. What is physical weathering?

4. what are 3 examples of physical weathering?

5. What is chemical weathering?

6. What are 2 examples of chemical weathering?

7. What is biological weathering?

8. What are 3 examples of biological weathering?

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    Weathering describes the breaking down or dissolving of rocks and minerals on the surface of the Earth. Water, ice, acids, salts, plants, animals, and changes in temperature are all agents of weathering. Once a rock has been broken down, a process called erosion transports the bits of rock and mineral away.

    Erosion is the geological process in which earthen materials are worn away and transported by natural forces such as wind or water. A similar process, weathering, breaks down or dissolves rock, but does not involve movement.

    Physical weathering is caused by the effects of changing temperature on rocks, causing the rock to break apart. The process is sometimes assisted by water. … Freeze-thaw occurs when water continually seeps into cracks, freezes and expands, eventually breaking the rock apart.

    Swiftly moving water. Rapidly moving water can lift, for short periods of time, rocks from the stream bottom. …

    Ice wedging. Ice wedging causes many rocks to break. …

    Plant roots. Plant roots can grow in cracks.

    the erosion or disintegration of rocks, building materials, etc., caused by chemical reactions (chiefly with water and substances dissolved in it) rather than by mechanical processes.

    Carbonation. When you think of carbonation, think carbon! …

    Oxidation. Oxygen causes oxidation. … or

    Hydration. This isn’t the hydration used in your body, but it’s similar. …

    Biological weathering is weathering caused by plants and animals. Plants and animals release acid forming chemicals that cause weathering and also contribute to the breaking down of rocks and landforms. Chemical weathering is weathering caused by breaking down of rocks and landforms.

    Burrowing animals like shrews, moles, earthworms, and even ants contribute to biological weathering. …

    When animals like birds forage for seeds and earthworms, they create holes and erode the upper surface of the soil, thus, contributes to weathering.

    rabbits and other burrowing animals can burrow into a crack in a rock, making it bigger and splitting the rock. You may have seen weeds growing through cracks in the pavement.


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