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Vocabulary Word List: 26 words: alluvial, classified, continental, deposits, distance, eluvial, epoch, examination, exploration, fossil, geodesic, isobar, lexicographer, measurements, meridian, mineral, movements, oceanography, paleontologist, petrify, petrographer, physical, probe, prospecting, sedimentary, subterranean, tectonics

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Vocabulary Word List for Geology (279)

  • A)

    Abrade, Acid, Aeration, Aftershock, Alloy, Alluvial, Alter, Alteration, Anodize, Aquifer, Assessment, Avalanche

  • B)

    Back reef, Bacteria, Basin, Batholith, Bedrock, Burning, Butte

  • C)

    Calcium, Calcium carbonate, Carbon dioxide, Carbon-14 dating, Carbonic acid, Carve, Cataclysm, Cavern, Cavities, Change, Chemical reaction, Chimney, Cinder cone, Cirque, Classified, Climate changes, Clod, Collision, Compaction, Composite, Composition, Compression, Cone, Configuration, Continent, Continental, Coral, Crag, Creep, Crevasse, Crust, Crystals, Cycle

  • D)

    Dampness, Decay, Decomposition, Delta, Dendrite, Denude, Deposits, Depth, Detritus, Dike, Dilute, Disaster, Discovery, Dissolution, Dissolve, Distance, Dome, Drainage

  • E)

    Earthquake, Elements, Elevation, Eluvium, Environment, Eolian, Epicenter, Epoch, Erosion, Esker, Evaporation, Examination, Exploration, Explosion, Extinction, Extrude

  • F)

    Facet, Fault, Feldspar, Fissure, Flowstone, Fluvial, Foliation, Force, Formations, Fossil, Fracture, Fuel

  • G)

    Geode, Geodesic, Geologic, Geologist, Geothermal, Geyser, Glacial, Glacier, Gravity, Grotto, Groundwater, Guyot, Gypsum

  • H)

    Hade, Honeycombed, Horizon, Humidity, Humus, Hyaline, Hydrocarbon, Hydrogen sulfide, Hydrologic

  • I)

    Ice age, Icecap, Igneous, Illumination, Imminent, Impact, Impassable, Inanimate, Inquiry, Instruments, Integrity, Intrusive

  • J)

    Joint, Jurassic, Jutting

  • K)

    Karst, Keen, Kettle lake

  • L)

    Landmark, Landscape, Landslide, Launch, Lava, Layer, Leach, Lethal, Lignite, Limestone, Lithosphere, Lodestone, Loess, Luminous, Luster

  • M)

    Magma, Mantle, Massif, Matter, Meander, Measurements, Mesa, Metamorphosis, Microbe, Migration, Millennia, Minerals, Moisture, Molten, Monograph, Monolith, Mosaic, Movement

  • N)

    Nubbin, Numerous

  • O)

    Oasis, Objects, Obsidian, Official, Oolites (cave pearls), Organic, Outcropping, Outwash plain, Oxygen

  • P)

    Paleoclimates, Paleontologist, Passageways, Percolate, Permafrost, Permian, Petrified, Petrify, Petrographer, Physical, Plate, Plateau, Playa, Porous, Precipitation, Prediction, Pressure, Pristine, Probe, Prospecting

  • Q)

    Quarry, Quartz, Quest, Questions, Quit

  • R)

    Ratios, Reef, Residual, Richter scale, Rift, Rill, Rimrock, Rivers, Rocks, Rockslide, Rubble, Runoff

  • S)

    Salt, Sandstone, Saturation, Schist, Scientific, Scree, Sculpt, Sedimentary, Seepage, Seismic, Shale, Shard, Shelf, Shelf stone, Shift, Slag, Slope, Slurry, Soil, Speleologist, Spew, Stalactite, Stalagmites, Stone, Stratification, Subterranean, Sulfuric acid

  • T)

    Talus, Tectonic, Thermals, Thrust, Tilt, Topography, Trail head, Triassic, Tundra

  • U)

    Underground, Unearth, Unique, Unity, Universal, Upheaval, Upstream

  • V)

    Vapor, Vein, Vent, Ventifact, Vitreous, Volcano, Volume

  • W)

    Waterfalls, Weathering, Wonder, Worldwide

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  • Z)

    Zealous, Zero-impact, Zest, Zigzag, Zone

Geology lesson plan and discussion ideas:
1. What are three main types of rocks?
2. How do rocks form?
3. Discuss the continuous erosion that occurs in the Grand Canyon. What role does/did the Colorado River play in shaping or carving it?
4. Name three types of volcanoes? How is a volcano formed?
5. Scientists assume there are approx. 27 geological eras, periods or epochs. Pick any five and give details
Geology Periods Word List: Precambrian, Azoic, Archeozoic, Proterozoic, Paleozoic, Cambrian, Ordovician, Silvrian, Devonian, Carboniferous, Mississippian, Pennsylvanian, Permian, Mesozoic, Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, Cenozoic, Tertiary, Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Micene, Pilocene, Quaternary, Pleistocene, and Holocene) offers more than 685 word lists. To see more word lists, please go to the home page for interactive worksheets, word games, word puzzles and themed content with Latin roots that align with Common Core Standards. 2500 pages of free content are available only online. There are no fees or ads.