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Rocks Change!

Rock Cycle

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a naturally occurring, solid mixture of one or more minerals and organic matter rock
a continual series of processes in which rock changes form from one rock type to another rock cycle
broken rock fragments or pieces sediment
process in which water, wind, ice and heat break down rock weathering
process in which water, wind, ice and gravity transport sediment and soil from one location to another erosion
the process in which sediment and other material is laid down deposition
movement within the Earth that causes rocks inside the Earth to be moved to the Earth's surface uplift
type of rock formed by the cooling and hardening of molten material igneous rock
rock formed by another rock being altered by heat or pressure or both metamorphic rock
rock formed from the weathered remains of other rock being compacted or cemented together sedimentary rock
molten rock or a mineral "soup" found at or near the Earth's surface lava
molten rock or a mineral "soup" found under the Earth's surface magma
the chemical makeup of a rock which describes either the minerals or the materials in the rock composition
the quality of the rock that is based upon the sizes, shapes, and positions of the rock;s grains (crystals) texture
igneous rock formed inside the Earth form magma cooling and hardening intrusive igneous rock
igneous rock formed outside of the Earth form lava cooling and hardening extrusive igneous rock
layers of rock strata
a sedimentary rock made from fragments of rock being compacted or cemented together clastic sedimentary rock
a sedimentary rock made from solutions of dissolved minerals and water chemical sedimentary rock
a sedimentary rock formed from the remains of ancient life organic sedimentary rock
metamorphic rock texture where the mineral grains (crystals) are arranged in planes or bands foliated
metamorphic rock texture where the mineral grains (crystals) are not arranged in planes or bands nonfoliated
Created by: rdmonaghan on 2011-01-08



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