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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 THE ROCK CYCLE Igneous Rock Igneous rock is formed when magma cools and forms crystals.Three facts about igneous rock is that the atoms and molecules of melted minerals make up magma. There are over 700 different types of igneous rocks. And The upper section of earths crust is made up of about 95% igneous rock. Sedimentary Rock Sedimentary rock is formed by sediment that is deposited over time usually as layers at the bottom of lakes and oceans.Three facts about sedimentary rock is that sedimentary rocks form layers that are called strata which can often be seen in exposed cliffs. The sediments compressed over a long period of time before consolidating into solid layers of rock. And examples of sedimentary rocks include limestone,sandstone,mudstone,greywack,chalk,coal,cl ayston,and flint. Metamorphic Rock Metamorhpic rocks can be formed by pressure deep under the earths surface,from extreme heat caused by magma or by intense collisions and friction of tectonic plates.Three facts about metamorphic rock is uplift and erosion help bring metamorphic rock to the earths surface. Examples of metamorphic rocks include anthracite,quartzite,marble,slate,granulite,gneiss, and schist. Marble is a metamorphic rock that is formed from sedimentary limestone. Rocks go through a continous cycle of change.That is called the Rock cycle. Most rocks a formed by erosion,heat,or pressure. Weathering:Wear away or change the appearence or texture by long exposure to air.Erosion:The process of eroding or being eroded by wind by wind,water or other natural effects.Deposition: Laying down sediment carried by wind,water, or ice.Compaction:The process of which sediment is squeezed and pushed together.Cementation:The process of binding together of particles and rocks after deposition. Special science vocab words
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