Ch. 3.1 The Rock Cycle

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What is a rock? Seriously.

A solid mass of mineral that occurs naturally.

There are 3 major types of rocks:

1. Igneous 2. Sedimentary 3. Metamorphic

What is the rock cycle?

The continuous processes that cause rocks to change

Magma is. . . .

molten material that forms deep beneath Earth's surface

When magma cools beneath the surface OR as a result of a volcanic eruption, we get what?

IGNEOUS ROCK

What is lava?

Magma that reached the surface.

What is weathering?

process in which rocks are broken down by water, air, and living things to produce SEDIMENT.

Sediment is compacted to form. . .?

SEDIMENTARY ROCK

Under extreme pressure and heat, sediment will become. . . .?

METAMORPHIC ROCK

Metamorphic rock, under high pressure and big time heat, can melt to form. . . ?

Magma. Then, the rock cycle can repeat itself.

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