Rock Cycle
Updated: 2/9/2021
Rock Cycle

Storyboard Text

  • 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."
  • *flashback*
  • "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.")
  • *flashback*
  • "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!"
  • *flashback*
  • "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."
  • *flashback*
  • "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!"