mechanical or chemical surface processes that break things into smaller peices
The process of making or becoming hard or harder
rock formed by crystallization of hot melted rocks or minerals
Rock formed when heat, pressure, or fluids act on existing rock to change its form or composition, or both
hot, melted mineral & rock material beneath Earth's surface
Becoming liquefied by heat
a classification of igneous rock that generally forms when magma cools slowly beneath Earth's surface & contains large crystals
a classification of igneous rock that generally forms when magma or lava cools quickly at or near Earth's surface & is fine-grained
The quality of being hot; high temperature
rock formed when sediments are compacted & cemented together or when minerals form from solutions
loose materials, such as rock fragments, mineral grains, & the remains of once-living plants & animals, that have been carried
Process of moving things from one location to another
process that forms sedimentary rock in which sediments are compressed by the weight of the layers above them
sedimentary rock forming process in which sediment grains are held together by natural cements that are produced when water moves through rock & soil
a classification of sedimentary rock made up of fragments of rock
a classification of sedimentary rock made up of dissolved minerals or the remains of living things
classification of metamorphic rocks that has mineral crystals or grains are arranged in parallel layers or bands
a classification of metamorphic rocks whose mineral crystals or grains grow & rearrange but do not form parallel layers or bands
the amount of force exerted per unit of area
Become or cause to become less hot

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The Rock Cycle




The Rock Cycle


rocks and minerals


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