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Rock Cycle – Color and Label Liz La. Rosa 5 th Grade Science http: //www. middleschoolscience. com 2009
Rock Cycle – Follow along on your worksheet. Be sure to color and label as indicated.
Magma – rock that has melted under intense heat and pressure Magma Melting
Igneous Rock – magma or lava has cooled and solidified Cooling Igneous Rock
Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rock is worn down by weathering and erosion, forming sediments. Weathering & Erosion Sediments E & g ion s ro rin e ath We ath erin g& Ero sio n We
Compaction – sediments form layers over time, and the layers are pressed and cemented together. Compaction
Sedimentary Rock – sediments that have compacted over time, may contain organic matter and fossils, too. Sedimentary Rock
Hea t&P ressu re Metamorphic Rock – heat and pressure changes the rock. Metamorphic Rock Heat & Pressure
The cycle continues……
Discussion Questions 1. From where do rocks come? 2. Why would it be helpful to find a rock that is a million years old? 3. How is an igneous rock made? 4. What is in magma that makes up a rock? 5. How are sedimentary rocks made? 6. What happens in Earth that creates mountains? 7. How does the formation of mountains help more rocks to be made? 8. What does the word metamorphosis mean? 9. Can you think of examples of metamorphosis? 10. As what kind of rock does a metamorphic rock start? 11. Do rocks change over time? Explain. 12. Do you think rocks will be formed for many years to come? Explain. 13. What is an example of a rock cycle?