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Animal Weathering is when an animal digs up the ground or smushes a hole into it. I learned this in Science. Hope this helps!!

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Is animal action mechanical or chemical weathering?

Chemical weathering

What is biological weathering?

Biological weathering is when plants or animal breakdown the rock.

Is animal activity chemical or mechanical weathering?

It is considered mechanical/physical weathering.

Is animal burrowing mechanical or chemical weathering?


How animal act as agents of weathering?

they dig into the earth

How can an animal cause weathering of rocks?

An animal can cause weathering in many ways. It can range from kicking one rock into another rock, to digging a hole in a cliff for a nest.

What is an example of a physical weathering and what is weathered?

An example of physical weathering is animal actions and weathering is the process that breaks down rock and other substances of Earth's surface.

What is organic weathering?

Organic weathering is the breakdown of rocks by plants or animal action or by chemicals formed from plants and animals.

Can plants and animal cause weathering?

Yes, roots can break rock and animals can burrow. Also dead animal and plant matter can create acid groundwater which can cause chemical weathering.

How can animals cause weathering?

Animal secrete acids and burrow into rocks and soil for shelter. Secreting acids cause chemical weathering. Animals burrowing causes mechanical weathering.

What forces cause the weathering of land?

Weathering are the various mechanical and chemical processes that cause the breakdown of rocks, soil and minerals. The forces that cause weathering are water, the atmosphere and the Earth's animal and plant life.

The growth of plant roots and animal activity may result in?

mechanical weathering

Animal burrows dug in rock that let in water and air?

mechanical weathering

What animal actions cause weathering in rocks?

Burrowing, walking, defecation, urination.

How does weathering affect the earths features?

weathering affects earths features by bringing it down. there's two types of weathering, too. there's physical weathering, and chemical weathering.Physical - Ice Wedging, Animal Activity, Abrasion, and Plants RootsChemical - Water, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Acid Rain

How do animals cause biological weathering?

Any animal that burrows causes weathering. Burrowing cauuses some particles to break into smaller particles. It also exposes new surfaces to continued weathering.The mixing and digging that animals do also contribute to chemical weathering, another kind of weathering.

What are 5 physical weathering agents?

Temperature Change Pressure Change Animal Action Wind, Water, and Gravity Plant Growth

Examples of mechanical weathering and chemical weathering?

Mechanical weathering is physical changes that break down and/or cracks the rock, such as ice wedging, temperature changes, root growth, or animal activity. Chemical weathering is a chemical change that changes the chemicals of the substance to make a new one. Examples of chemical weathering include oxidation, acid rain, hydration, and carbonation.

Is an animal an agent of chemical or mechanical weathering?

Animals can cause both mechanical and chemical weathering of rock. The actions of walking, scratching, clawing, digging, tunneling, and scurrying about are enough to cause the breaking of rock into smaller particles (mechanical weathering), and the secretions and waste of some will cause chemical weathering. Most weathering caused by animals, however, is mechanical.

What are the 5 agents of mechanical weathering?

Abrasion, Animal Interactions, Plant Growth,And Freezing And Thawing

What are the Differences between physical and biological weathering of a rock?

Biological weathering is when a rock is eroded by an animal or plant (a living thing) but physical weathering is when the effects of changing temperature on rocks, causing the rock to break apart. The process is sometimes assisted by water.

What are the three weathering?

the 3 types of weathering are: Chemical Weathering Biological Weathering Physical Weathering

What type of weathering is there?

phisical weatheringchemical weatheringandBiological Weathering

Compare and contrast chemical weathering and mechanical weathering?

Mechanical weathering is taking a big rock and breaking it down to small rocks by releasing pressure, freezing and thawing (water and ice), animal action, plant growth and abrasion. Chemical weathering is when a rock loses it shape but STILL IS MADE OF THE SAME METRICAL. Chemical weathering uses water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, living organism, and acid rain.

What are the different types of weathering?

Mechanical weathering, Biological weathering and Chemical weathering.