THE ROCK CYCLE SONG | Science Music Video


Ok now
Let’s start with minerals, solid naturally occuring Substances made from elements, single or combos of many Inorganic, means they don’t come from plants or animals always a fixed chemical structure, examples are quartz or gold Alright now different from minerals
Let’s talk about what a rock is composed of many compounds
the structure is not consistent There are major types of rocks
In total there are three Igneous, metamorphic
and sedimentary First off it’s igneous
When a volcano erupts Spews magma then it cools down
hardens within the earth’s crust Going to metamorphic
Formed by massive heat or pressure Sometimes they’re found by fault lines
Where plates push against each other Sedimentary rocks
From sediment combining Like a river picking up silt depositing pieces
becomes a rock eventually Igneous, comes from a volcano
Metamorphic, formed by pressure or heat Sedimentary, small pieces from a river
Over millions of years Igneous, comes from a volcano
Metamorphic, formed by pressure or heat Sedimentary, small pieces from a river
Over millions of years Ok so over millions of years
Rocks form in a few different ways And transition to the three rock types
A continuous cycle of change Most rocks start as igneous
From volcano magma hardened Wind and water break rock into small pieces
To piles of sediment This sediment builds up
Sedimentary rock it becomes The rock is covered up and
Ends up inside the earth’s crust With heat and pressure rising
Rock goes through metamorphosis Becomes a metamorphic rock
then the cycle starts over again One thing to know about this cycle
Is the order is not specific Rocks can change to different types
Based on a different environment Igneous, comes from a volcano
Metamorphic, formed by pressure or heat Sedimentary, small pieces from a river
Over millions of years Igneous, comes from a volcano
Metamorphic, formed by pressure or heat Sedimentary, small pieces from a river
Over millions of years

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