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Topic 7, Lessons 3&4

Rocks and the Rock Cycle

TermDefinition
igneous rock a type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock at or below the surface
sedimentary rock a type of rock that forms when particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together
sediment small, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or the remains of organisms; earth materials deposited by erosion
metamorphic rock a type of rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by heat, pressure, or chemical reactions
rock cycle a series of processes on the surface and inside Earth that slowly changes rocks from one kind to another
Created by: KHow424