Hi! I'm Eleanor! Come and take a walk with me through the Rock Cycle! Today we are going to talk about and see the different rocks and how they work in the rock cycle. Our first stop is to an erupting Volcano.
Now this is a explosive Volcano. Right now the molten rock is cooling on top of the volcano forming new rock, called Igneous rock or extrusive rock. Igneous rock can also form from cooling inside of the Volcano called intrusive rock but that process is very slow.
Our next stop is the river. After the Igneous rock does all of that hard work cooling and forming. It gets broken down. Chemical weathering breaks down the solid rock into tiny sediments.
Once these sediments get broken down. They get deposited and mixed with other sediments of different types of rocks. To form new rock called Sedimentary Rock. Sometimes you can even find bits and pieces of other rock and fossils in the rock.
Those sediments get compacted or pushed together to create Metamorphic rock. Metamorphic rock is types of rock being compacted together to create new rock, this process is create with heat and pressure. Most Metamorphic rocks have a layered and banned appearance.
Now that you know how the rocks in the rock cycle work and work you can identify rocks in the Earth! Bye for now!