Weathering: Definition & Explanation


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Karst is ________.

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1. Breaking down rock by physical means is ________.

2. Rust, karst and acid rain are all types of ________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet cover the two main types of weathering, mechanical and chemical. Differentiate between the two by identifying what key agents are associated with each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will assess your knowledge of:

  • Karst
  • Rust
  • Acid rain

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as karst and weathering
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as mechanical weathering and chemical weathering
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding weathering
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the physical breakdown of rock

Additional Learning

To learn more about weathering, review the accompanying lesson called Weathering: Definition & Explanation. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what processes break down rock naturally
  • Indentify agents of mechanical and chemical weathering
  • Understand how water, temperature, and biology influence weathering
  • Identify some formations that exist due to weathering