Hi, I'm Rocky, the igneous rock! I am in Wisconsin with the rest of my family!
What's up Rocky?
I hope someone comes to help- I'm turning into sediment! AHHH!
Oh no! It's raining! Someone save me!
Where am I? Where is my family? I don't recognize this place at all.
This must be erosion.
I am in Wisconsin, near the Mississippi River. Some other igneous rocks like granite can be found in this state. I am on top of a hill right now. I was formed when rock melted into magma and then cooled. After the magma cooled, I formed! Uplift moved me upward, towards Earth's surface.
Woah! Because of erosion, I travelled all the way to Minnesota. I'm in the Mississippi River now!
Oh no! I'm being exposed to the energy of the sun, which is main source of energy for weathering. Weathering will affect me a lot because blowing wind and falling rain will cause me to break into pieces, known as sediment. I am moving downhill towards the Mississippi River.
Layers of sediment are being compacted and cemented.
I am in the Mississippi River, which is moving me from one place to another. This is known as erosion. I might end up somewhere far away from my family. This happened to Grandma Iggy and we never found her again!
At last, after so many years, I have turned into sedimentary rock.
Because of erosion, I travelled from Wisconsin all the way to Minnesota, using the Mississippi River. I miss my family a lot. I am now underwater (in the Mississippi River), and soon, layers of sediment will build up.
After turning into sediment because of weathering and then falling into the Mississippi River which moved me from one place to another, I arrived her. Layers of sediment are being compacted and cemented. This will make me turn into solid, sedimentary rock.
I finally turned into solid, sedimentary rock. This is thrilling because the process that turned me from igneous rock to sedimentary rock took so long! I miss my family. However, now I am a sedimentary rock, and I've found a new sedimentary rock family that I belong in.