On the island of Hawaii, Keanu notices that the sand on the beach is black, the same color as the rock formations on the island. Keanu realizes the sand used to be part of the rock formations. How did material from the rock formations turn into sand?
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kleidenp 10 months ago1 answer - 0 helps
the answer is the weather
Magma rises to Earth's surface, such as through a volcanic eruption, where it cools and hardens into igneous rock. On the surface, weathering and erosion break down the igneous rock into pebbles, sand, and mud, creating sediment, which accumulates in basins on the Earth's surface
It turned into sand from erosion. Or to break it down specifically the waves constant crashing on the rocks broke it apart little by little and the pieces of rock that fell into the water were tossed and bashed around even more until they broke into such fine pieces of rock, which is then called sand. The reason that the color of the sand matches that of the surrounding rock is because during this process it doesn't effect the original color of the rock.