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The Rock Cycle
The Rock Cycle
The Rock Cycle
The Rock Cycle
The Rock Cycle
The Rock Cycle
The Rock Cycle
The Rock Cycle
The Rock Cycle
The Rock Cycle
The Rock Cycle
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The Rock Cycle

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  • 1. By Morgan Brandt
  • 2. What is a rock?• Solid• Occurs through nature• Made up of minerals Info from: http://www.rocksandminerals4u.com/what_is_a_rock.html
  • 3. Characteristics of the Rock Cycle• Three types of rocks – Igneous – Sedimentary – Metamorphic Info from: http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rock.html
  • 4. Igneous Rock• Formed from molten rock becoming solid• Molten rock – Called intrusive rock because it’s magma when under the Earth’s surface • Magma is hot liquid from minerals – Called extrusive rock because it’s lava when above the Earth’s surfaceInfo from:http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rock.htmlhttp://www.windows2universe.org/earth/geology/ig_intro.htmlPicture from: http://www.rocksandminerals4u.com/igneous_rocks.html
  • 5. Examples of Igneous Rock• Pumice• Obsidian• RhyoliteInfo and pictures from: http://www.rocksandminerals4u.com/example_of_igneous_rocks.html
  • 6. Sedimentary Rocks• Sediment is broken bits of rock• These rocks form at: – Rivers – Beaches – The ocean – And wherever else sediment collectsInfo found at : http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/geology/sed_intro.html
  • 7. Examples of Sedimentary Rock• Sandstone• Siltstone• Shale Info and pictures found at: http://www.rocksandminerals4u.com/sedimentary.html
  • 8. Metamorphic Rock• Formed by high pressure and high temperature – Possibly where tectonic plates meet• Chemically change – Mineral crystals alter Info and picture from: http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/geology/meta_intro.html
  • 9. Examples of Metamorphic Rock• Quartzite• Marble• Slate Pictures found at: http://www.rocksandminerals4u.com/metamorphic.html
  • 10. How It WorksPicture from:http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rock.html
  • 11. How are the rocks related?• Igneous rock – Can change into sedimentary or metamorphic• Sedimentary rock – Can change into igneous or metamorphic• Metamorphic rock – Can change into igneous or sedimentary Info from: http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rock.html
  • 12. Changes in Igneous Rock• How does it turn into sedimentary? – Sediments come from weathering and erosion of igneous rock – Sediments compact and cement into sedimentary rock Info from: http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rock.html
  • 13. Changes in Igneous Rock• How does it turn into metamorphic? – High heat and pressure Info from: http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rock.html
  • 14. Changes in Sedimentary Rock • How does it become igneous rock? – By weathering and erosion • How does it become metamorphic? – High heat and pressure from EarthInfo from: http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rock.html
  • 15. Changes in Metamorphic Rock• How does it become igneous rock? – Melting into magma then cooling• How does it become sedimentary rock? – Eroding into sediments and then being compactedInfo and picture from: http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rock.html
  • 16. Why are rocks important? • Fossils! • Remind us of the Earth changing – Heating, pressure, cooling • Around for thousands of years – Older than you!Info from: http://www.rocksandminerals4u.com/what_is_a_rock.html
  • 17. It’s also important for… Rock, Paper, Scissors!
  • 18. The End

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