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Selena2345

  • 3 years ago

What are the major causes of mechanical weathering ?

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  1. eSpeX
    • 3 years ago
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    What does "mechanical weathering" mean? How would you define it?

  2. eSpeX
    • 3 years ago
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    Right, so what do you know of that breaks down rocks but does NOT change their chemical composition?

  3. Selena2345
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    Mechanical Weathering

  4. eSpeX
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    :) No, mechanical weathering is the "process", just as pounding is the process of striking something, but you could say that a hammer is used for pounding.

  5. eSpeX
    • 3 years ago
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    So what about the beach? What do you suppose causes the sand, where do you think that sand comes from?

  6. Selena2345
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    Sediments

  7. eSpeX
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    You could have also said sea shells, as there is a little bit of each of those in the sand. However, the main component of sand is crushed rock.

  8. eSpeX
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    What crushes those rocks to make the beach?

  9. Selena2345
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    sedimentary rocks

  10. eSpeX
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    No. A sedimentary rock is just that, a rock. While it is comprised of compressed sediment, it does not produce sand.

  11. eSpeX
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    Try this: http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/0066-mechanical-weathering.php

  12. Carl_Pham
    • 3 years ago
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    Rain.

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