The process of erosion, by rain water, carried the sediments into a nearby river.
We´re starting to stick together!!!
You all are squishing me!!!
Rocky and his friends fell to the bottom of the river. Over time, more sediments compiled on top of Rocky and caused all of the sediments to compact together.
Rocky gained more friends as he turned into a sedimentary rock through compaction and cementation.
Rocky enjoyed his time with his new friends. Time was flying by because they were having so much fun. Rocky did not realize that they were being pushed deeper and deeper into the Earth. With all of the heat and pressure, Rocky transformed into a metamorphic rock. He was all by himself now.
As Rocky was pushed further and further into the Earth, the extreme heat and pressure from the mantle cause him to melt back into magma. Rocky knew that this was the end of his life cycle and started to remember all of the fun times he had with his friends.
But this was not the end for Rocky. As he entered another volcano, the eruption started the cycle all over again!