The process of breaking down rock
Weathering
The process of moving weathered rocks
Erosion
The settling of weathered rocks
Deposition
Decomposition of rock caused by chemical reactions resulting in the formation of new compounds
Chemical Weathering
The breaking down of rock into smaller pieces by a physical action
Mechanical Weathering
Rock formed by melted rock that has colled and hardened
Igneous Rock
Rocks that undergo intense heat and pressure to change the rock
Metamorphic Rock
Rock formed by compaction and cementation
Sedimentary Rock
Igneous rock that cools slowly beneath Earth's surface
Intrusive
Igneous rock that cools quickly on the surface of Earth
Extrusive
Melted rock beneath Earth's surface
Magma