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Lipold - Rocks, Minerals, Rock Cycle 2019

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magma
molten rock beneath the Earth's surface
igneous
found near volcanoes and fissures
lava
molten rock on Earth's surface
sedimentary
rocks formed under pressure but don't need heat
erosion
the process of moving sediment from one place to another
depositing
Process in which sediment is laid down in new locations.
metamorphic
heat and pressure cause this type of rock to form
Rock Cycle
the process of rocks changing from one type to another
weathering
the process of breaking down rocks
compaction
when layers of rock are pressed together to form sedimentary rock
cementation
over time pieces of rock are "glued" together to form sedimentary rock
sediment
small pieces of broken rock
igneous
rock formed by hardening and cooling
cementation
the process where sediment becomes glued together
magma
this type of molten rock cools slowest
lava
this type of molten rock cools fastest
rock cycle
the process that forms and recycles different rocks
heat and pressure
What is the process that helps form existing rock into metamorphic rock?
sedimentary
Type of rock that might contain fossils
metamorphic
type of rock that may have ribbon-like, wavy layers
igneous
type of rock that may have a smooth, glassy surface
erosion
the process where sediment is carried to another place
mineral
a naturally occurring, inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical composition
rock
A naturally occurring solid mixture of one or more minerals or organic matter