The Rock Cycle

In this series of games, your students will learn to construct an explanation of how to classify rocks by their formation and how rocks change through geologic processes in the rock cycle. The Rock Cycle learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.

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Concepts Covered

Geologic processes, such as the rock and water cycles, involve the cycling of energy and matter from one form to another. Geologic processes can occur on a microscopic to global-level scale. Different geologic processes occur at different rates of time, from the scale of fractions of a second to billions of years. The processes of the rock cycle involve uplift, weathering, erosion, deposition, melting, crystallization, and metamorphism. The rock cycle is dependent upon the flow of energy from Earth’s interior.

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Tags: earth, rocks, water, soil, geology, uplift, weathering, erosion, deposition, melting, crystallization, metamorphism, energy, matter

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