The Rock Cycle
By: Regan Beagle
3 Important Rocks
Igneous Rock- forms when magma cools and makes crystals.
Metamorphic Rock- rock that was once one form of rock but has changed to another under the influence of heat and pressure.
Sedimentary Rock- formed by the deposition of material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water.
Rock Cycle Words & Definitions
Weathering and Erosion- breaks down the three rocks into sediments in the cycle.
Transport and Deposition- carries the sediments from sediments to sedimentary rock.
Sedimentation- after it is sediments it starts to sedimentation into a sedimentary rock
Compaction & Cementation- the sediments start to compact and cement into a sedimentary rock.
Sedimentary Rock- formed by sediments after it was compacted and cemented together. It can also break down by weathering and erosion into sediments again or heat and pressure can turn it into metamorphic rock.
Burial, high temperature & pressure
Metamorphic Rock- when an igneous rock is causes heat and pressure, it will turn into a metamorphic rock. Also when it melts it will turn into magma and turn into sediments by weathering and erosion.
Melting-both metamorphic rock and igneous rock melts into magma in the rock cycle.
Magma from molten crust & mantle-
Magma-when a metamorphic and igneous rock starts to melt it will turn into magma. When magma cools it will turn into a igneous rock.
Intrusive Igneous Rock-
Extrusive Igneous Rock-