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Selena2345
 4 years ago
What are the major causes of mechanical weathering ?
Selena2345
 4 years ago
What are the major causes of mechanical weathering ?

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eSpeX
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What does "mechanical weathering" mean? How would you define it?

eSpeX
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Right, so what do you know of that breaks down rocks but does NOT change their chemical composition?

Selena2345
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Mechanical Weathering

eSpeX
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1:) 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.

eSpeX
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So what about the beach? What do you suppose causes the sand, where do you think that sand comes from?

eSpeX
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You 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.

eSpeX
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What crushes those rocks to make the beach?

eSpeX
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1No. A sedimentary rock is just that, a rock. While it is comprised of compressed sediment, it does not produce sand.

eSpeX
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Try this: http://www.kidsgeo.com/geologyforkids/0066mechanicalweathering.php
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