Skip to main content
Make the most out of any wiki by using our free sister product,
Blendspace by TES
, to create interactive lessons and presentations!
Pages and Files
Rock Cycle Diagram
There are 3 types of rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic. Igneous rock is hardened magma. The types of Igneous rocks include: Basalt, Granite, Obsidian, Pumice, ect.
Before igneous becomes sedimentary, it has to erode and deposit in an area. Next, the sediment forms layers, and becomes a rock. Types include: Limestone, Sandstone, Shale, ect.
Next in the cycle, sedimentary rock gets caught between tectonic plates. It is transformed under heat and pressure to form Metamorphic. The list includes: Greenstone, Marble, Slate, Soapstone, ect. Then it melts down and the cycle starts all over again.
Keep in mind that the cycle could go backwards, even though this diagram doesn't show all the possibilities.
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"