What is Ice Wedging? - Definition & Examples


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Which property of water is responsible for the type of weathering known as ice wedging?

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1. Which type of climate is ideal for ice wedging to occur?

2. Which of the following is an everyday example of ice wedging?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Expect to be quizzed on broad subjects like qualities of water, necessary ice wedging climates, and examples of ice wedging. You'll also apply your knowledge of ice wedging to answer questions about several real-life situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The target of this quiz/worksheet is to ask you about:

  • Water's property that leads to ice wedging
  • The best climates for ice wedging
  • Typical examples of ice wedging
  • Ways geologists might be able to infer the occurrence of ice wedging
  • Ice wedging on roads

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ice wedging climates
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding examples of ice wedging and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding water's characteristics related to this topic

Additional Learning

Our accompanying lesson can advance your understanding of ice wedging. This lesson, What is Ice Wedging? - Definition & Examples, will cover topics like:

  • Why ice wedging happens
  • Real world occurrences of ice wedging
  • Ice wedging over time
  • Unique qualities of water