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Rocks

Earth Science

TermDefinition
Moltent Rock Magma or Lava
Magma hot fluid or semifluid material inside a volcano
Lava Has already erupted and is above ground
Mineral A mineral is a naturally occurring, inorganic, solid, crystalline structured, indefinitely chemically compositioned material.
Compaction The process that presses sediments together
Igneous Rock A rock that is formed by the cooling of molten rock
Sedimentary Rock A rock with sediments that are compacted and cemented to form strata or layers
Foliated Visible lines or bands
Nonfoliated Non-visible lines or bands
Rock A solid material which has small minerals inside of it
Errosion Occurs when running water or wind loosen and carry away fragments of rock
Weathering When something changes it's feel or look
Cementation The process in which desolved minerals crystalize and glue particles of sediment together
Chemical Sedimentary Rock This rock forms when liquid dissolves and leaves mineralized Crystals behind
Sediment Small solid pieces of material that come from rocks or living things
Deposition A process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind carrying it
Metamorphic Rock Rocks that have changes shape through heat and pressure
Clastic Sedimentary Rock This rock only contains fragments that are squeezed together
Organic Sedimentary Rock This rock contains rock fragments and once living plant/animal remains
Rock Cycle The time period in which the rock can turn into a metamorphic, sedimentary, or ingenious rock
Created by: toshijones