Weathering & Natural Disasters Crossword Puzzle

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  • drought : a long period of time without rain
  • burrowing : animals, such as wolves, are doing this to make their homes in the ground.
  • ice wedging : when water seeps into cracks, then freezes, we call it this.
  • roots : parts of plants that crack rock.
  • tsunami : a deadly ocean wave that is caused by natural events such as earthquakes, landslides, or volcanic eruptions
  • landslide : don't get caught in one of these while driving a truck!
  • chemical : when rocks break down by chemical reactions, we say it is _ weathering.
  • blizzard : a winter storm with winds at high speeds, low temperature, and large amounts of snowfall
  • weathering : natural process by which atmospheric and environmental agents disintegrate rocks.
  • abrasion : grinding and wearing away of rock surface through action of rock/sand particles.
  • tornado : a natural event that may occur when warm, moist air meets cool, dry air
  • mechanical : when rocks break into smaller pieces by physical means.
  • erosion : process where materials of earth's surface are loosened, dissolved, or worn away.
  • oxidation : process when metal combines with oxygen. forms rust.
  • earthquake : a natural event that occurs when two tectonic plates move past each other
  • hurricane : a system of winds rotating counter-clockwise over warm waters
  • flood : the most common natural disaster on earth