The Rock Cycle

By: Jessica Bowder

Weathering and Erosion

Wind water and ice break down and transport soil from one location to another turning it into sediment.

Sediment

Sediment is then compacted and cemented into sedimentary rock.

Sedimentary Rock

Sedimentary rock may then possibly have the process of weathering and Erosion happen all over again.

Another thing that might happen is, sedimentary rock has heat and pressure added and then becomes metamorphic rock.

Metamorphic Rock

Is completely changed from its original form due to extreme heat and pressure.

Metamorphic rock can also melt into magma, but it may also go back to weathering and erosion or stay at heat and pressure.

Magma

Cools into igneous rock.

Igneous Rock

Can repeat the process of melting or head over to weathering and erosion which starts the whole Rock Cycle.