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Rock Cycle Match

Rock Cycle Vocabulary
a data set by a4597
created November 30, 2016
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FAMILY TREE
WordDefinition
Sedimentary RockRock that is formed from sediments and pressure.
Metamorphic RockRock that is formed from heat and pressure.
Igneous RockRock that forms when lava or magma cools.
MeltingWhen the temperature of rock increases until it turns into magma.
CoolingWhen the temperature of magma or lava decreases until it hardens into rock.
Heat and PressureWhen magma from deep in the earth and the weight of the crust work together to make metamorphic rock.
WeatheringWhen rocks are broken down into sediments (little pieces) by weather.
DepositionWhen sediments are dumped into an ocean or lake and sink to the bottom.
CompactionWhen sediments are put under a lot of pressure and are pushed closer and closer together to eventually form rock.
ErosionThe movement of sediments (little pieces of rock) from one place to another usually by water.
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