What Is the Rock Cycle?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195258

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What is the Rock Cycle describes the natural transformation of one type of rock into others. Beginning with igneous rocks made in volcanic eruptions, rock is weathered and eroded gradually to form a sediment. This sediment is then deposited and pressed into layers making sedimentary rocks. These in turn are transformed by heat and pressure into metamorphic rocks. Heat makes these melt into magma which, together with molten rock from the core of the Earth, make new igneous rocks.

Reading Level
Lexile
969L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
V
ATOS
6.4
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
Geography Nature Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
Subject
Science Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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