Presentation on theme: "It’s Dark In There Today’s Goal: To learn how caves are formed To understand the part that water plays in the formation of caves To investigate some unique."— Presentation transcript:
It’s Dark In There Today’s Goal: To learn how caves are formed To understand the part that water plays in the formation of caves To investigate some unique features about caves
It’s Dark In There A cave is a naturally formed cavity or hollow opening beneath the surface of the Earth
It’s Dark In There There are other types of caves, formed by different geologic processes that do not meet the general definition of a cave
It’s Dark In There Caves that are formed inside glaciers by melt water (water from melted ice or snow) that runs through cracks in the ice, producing tunnels and openings Caves that are formed in cliffs and ledges along the shores of oceans and other large bodies of water where the constant pounding of waves wears away rock Caves that are formed when the outer surface of a lava flow begins to cool and harden while lava inside remains hot Caves that are formed through the chemical interaction of air, water, soil, and rock
It’s Dark In There A landscape dominated by sinkholes on the surface and extensive cave systems underneath is known as karst Kentucky has many karst areas
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