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Rock Cycle

the change of the rocks

TermDefinition
Deposition The natural process of adding transported.
Erosion The transport of fragments of rock by water, ice, or gravity.
Extrusive igneous rock Rock formed from the cooling of molted rock below earths surface.
Intrusive igneous rock Rock formed from the cooling of molted rock below Earths surface.
Lava Molted rock that has erupted onto earth's surface.
Lithification The compaction and cementing of sediment into rock.
Magma Molten rock below Earth's surface.
Metamorphic rock Rock that has been changed by heat and pressure.
Rock cycle A continuous series of events though which a rock is transformed from one type to another.
Sediment Rock fragments that have been transported to a different location.
Sedimentary rock Rock formed from sediments, organic remains, or chemical precipitates.
Soil The top layer of earths surface that supports plant growth.
Weathering The breakdown of rock due to rain , wind, ice, sunlight, and plants.
Created by: coby.taylor