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Rocks, Minerals & Soil Overview - Chapter Summary
This interesting chapter provides an overview of rocks, soil and minerals for you to review. Our short lessons outline the rock cycle, minerals, weathering and much more. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Outline metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks
- Identify the three major rock groups
- Discuss the properties and types of minerals
- Differentiate between rocks and minerals
- Explain the effects deposition and erosion have on landforms
- Provide an explanation and definition of weathering
- Detail the structure of soil and its different types
- Describe the process associated with runoff and infiltration
Our professionally designed learning materials include concise video and text lessons and multiple-choice quizzes that make great test prep tools. Watch an entire video lesson as a review, or use the video tabs feature to watch only one portion of the video. The printable lesson transcripts provided here make handy offline study guides. You can easily track your progress as you work the chapter in the Dashboard.
1. Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks
In this lesson, we will discuss the three main types of rocks and how they are formed. The lesson also gives an introduction into how matter locked in rocks can be cycled through the earth.
2. Types of Rocks: The Three Major Rock Groups
Did you know that lava is molten rock that reaches the earth's surface? Furthermore, did you know that rocks exist in three general forms: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic? This lesson describes these rock types and examples of each.
3. What Are Minerals? - Types, Properties & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about minerals and their properties. You will also understand the importance and everyday use of different types of minerals found on Earth.
4. Rocks and Minerals: Definitions and Differences
Can you tell the difference between a rock and a mineral? What makes a mineral so much different from a rock? Explore these questions in depth, and learn how we classify rocks and minerals.
5. Effect of Erosion and Deposition on Landforms
Landforms are constantly being broken down and reformed by the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition. In this lesson, we explore chemical and physical weathering and how the face of the earth gets changed.
6. Weathering: Definition & Explanation
Discover how rocks and minerals are broken down by chemical and mechanical forms of weathering. Learn about some of the many geological formations created by weathering, from large caves to beautiful arches made of rock.
7. What is Soil? - Definition, Structure & Types
Soil is the material found on the surface of the earth that is composed of organic and inorganic material. Soil varies due to its structure and composition. Learn about the different types of soil and soil structures in this video lesson.
8. Runoff & Infiltration: Definition & Process
When water falls to the ground as precipitation, it can either fill the spaces in the soil below ground or run across the surface. In this video lesson, you will learn about the processes of infiltration and runoff, and how they are an important part of the water cycle on Earth.
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