Rock Cycle Diagram

By: Abby Watts

Rock Cycle

The diagram below is what I made, it is a little different than the example ones on the powerpoint because I added more information to it.
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Rock Examples and Forming

How The Rock Cycle Works

A summary of the rock cycle would be that it is just a group of changes. The igneous rock can change into a sedimentary rock or a metamorphic rock. The sedimentary rock can change into a metamorphic rock or an igneous rock. And the metamorphic rock can change into an igneous rock or a sedimentary rock.

In more detail, the rock cycle doesn't really have a beginning. It can start with any rock which can change into either of the other rocks. Some of the things that can change a rock into another are, weathering, erosion, deposition, and heat & pressure. All of those things can different change a certain rock into another one. When heat is applied to a rock or mineral, it turns into magma that melts into another rock after it cools down. Another way is when a bunch of different materials turn into a rock by compacting and then the sediment gets cemented together. Sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, and igneous rocks all form in different ways like I said above.