Factors that Affect the Rate of Weathering

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Which of the following best describes weathering?

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1. Which of the following is TRUE of a rock buried deep in the ground?

2. Which type of rocks tend to weather more rapidly?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of weathering with this quiz/worksheet combo. The quiz questions will test you on the weathering rates of hard minerals and rocks which contain minerals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Climate most likely to experience the highest rate of weathering
  • Definition of weathering
  • Weathering rate of rock buried deep in the ground
  • Rocks that contain iron
  • Hard minerals

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding factors that affect weathering rates and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding rocks containing minerals and their rate of weathering
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the weathering rate of hard minerals

Additional Learning

To learn more about weathering, review the accompanying lesson, Factors that Affect the Rate of Weathering. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define weathering
  • Learn about how rock composition impacts weathering
  • Examine how location of rock influences the rate of weathering
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