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The Rock Cycle

The Rock Cycle Answer Key

1. 
Draw and label a diagram representing the rock cycle in the box. Describe the rock cycle on the lines below. Be sure to explain the processes required to change one type of rock into another.
Writing box and lines
  • Drawing should have sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. Drawing and description should include information about:

    Heat and pressure required to change igneous and sedimentary rocks into metamorphic rocks.

    Weathering, erosion, and deposition required to change rocks into sediment that is compacted/cemented into sedimentary rocks.

    Metamorphic and sedimentary rocks must be melted and crystallized to form igneous rocks.