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Module 6 – “Foundations of Science”

The decayed remains of once-living creatures
Rock that has undergone extreme change due to lots of heat and pressure
Inorganic crystalline substances found naturally in the earth
The view that most of earth's geological features are the result of slow, gradual processes that have been at work for millions or even billions of years
The view that most of earth's geological features are the result of large-scale catastrophes such as floods, volcanic eruptions, etc.
The unconformity between sedimentary rock on the top and either igneous or metamorphic rock on the bottom
Rock formed from molten rock
Structures rising up from a cavern floor, made from sedimentary deposits
Distinct layers of rock or soil
The process by which rock and soil are broken down and transported away
A surface of erosion that separates one layer of rock from another
Rock formed by sediments laid down by water or some other agent
An unconformity that geologists assume exists, even though they can't see it
The unconformity between two parallel layers of sedimentary rock
The process by which rocks are broken down to form sediments
The icicle-like structures hanging down from the ceiling of a cavern
"Veins" of igneous rock that shoot right through several layers of sedimentary rock