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It had just been another average day in the life of an metamorphic rock...but the rock cycle never stops...
"That's me, the metamorphic rock!"
"BuT THEN IT HAPPENED!"
"See, I used to be magma, also known as hot and melted igneous or metamorphic rock."
"Melting is a form of mechanical weathering, by the way. It's a physical change caused by high temperatures."
"I was launched in an eruption! And once I was above the ground, I began to cool.."
"I became an igneous rock, which is cooled lava. I was cooled extrusively! BUT THEN..."
("Cooling is another form of mechanical weathering, just so you know.")
"I was blown into a river and weathered down into sediment!"
"Then I was washed away and deposited beneath some rocks!"
"The water caused erosion, or the moving of sediment! Soon I was nothing more than sandy silt!"
"Pressure is another form of mechanical weathering!"
"I was washed underground and pressured into a cement-like rock - I was a sedimentary rock!"
"Sedimentary rocks are created when sediment, such as sand, is put under pressure and forms a more solid rock."
"Soon the cycle will continue- where it will take me, though, I don't know yet."
"I kept getting pressured and I heated up! After a while, I became a metamorphic rock."
"Metamorphic rocks are multiple pre-existing rocks joined together through pressure and heat! I fused with my buddy Fred!"