The Rock Cycle

Earth Science - Middle School

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Table Of Contents: The Rock Cycle

1. Rock Cycle Diagram
The Earth is a dynamic planet, and its rocks are constantly changing. The rock cycle shows how different natural processes transform rocks from one type to another.
2. Sedimentary Rock Formation
All types of rock can be weathered, transported and cemented into layers to become sedimentary rock.
3. Metamorphic Rock Formation
Under intense heat and pressure, any type of rock can be transformed to metamorphic rock.
4. Igneous Rock Formation
When metamorphic rock is heated to its melting point and then cooled, it becomes igneous rock.
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