Rock Cycle

                                                              By: Haleigh Slayden

Weathering and Erosion

When the rock has been broken up by weathering it is ready for erosion. Erosion occurs when rocks and sediments are moved to a place by ice, water, wind or gravity. Mechanical weathering breaks up rock.

Transport & Deposition

There are three main things that occur in a river. They are erosion, transportation and deposition. They all depend on the amount of energy in the river.


Sedimentation is the tendency for particles in suspension to settle out of the fluid in which they are entrained, and come to rest against a barrier.

Compaction & Cementation

When sediments are changed into rock.

Sedimentary Rock

Types of rock that are formed by the deposition of material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water.

Burial, High Temperature & Pressure

This is a form of metamorphism.

Metamorphic Rock

Arise from the transformation of existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form".


The process of a metamorphic rock melting into magma.

Magma from Molten Crust & Mantle

Differences in temperature, pressure, and structural formations in the mantle and crust cause magma to form in different ways.


Hot fluid or semifluid material below or within the earth's crust from which lava and other igneous rock is formed by cooling

Intrusive Igneous Rock

This formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava

Extrusive Igneous Rock

Volcanics, form when magma makes its way to Earth's surface.