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MVMS Rock Cycle

ROCK a hard substance composed of one or more minerals. There are 3 main types of rock.
ROCK CYCLE The process by which rocks form and change.
FOSSIL The preserved remains or traces of an ancient organism.
LAVA Magma that flows onto the Earth’s surface.
MAGMA Molten rock beneath the Earth’s surface.
SEDIMENTS Particles of rock that have been broken down due to weathering and erosion.
WEATHERING The breaking down of rocks and other materials.
INTRUSIVE Igneous rock that forms beneath the Earth’s surface.
EXTRUSIVE Igneous rock that forms on the earth surface.
METAMORPHISM The change of one type of rock into another as a result of heat and pressure.
CEMENTATION The process in which sediments are glued together.
IGNEOUS ROCK Type of rock formed under the Earth’s surface when magma cools or hardens.
SEDIMENTARY ROCK Rocks that are made up of pebbles cemented together with other sediments.
METAMORPHIC ROCK Rock that has changed form as a result of heat and pressure.
Created by: bonniehodder