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The Rock Cycle Rap Homework

Bitesize: Rocks and Weathering



Igneous rocks are formed from cooling magma. They are made of large or small crystals that are spread evenly throughout the rock. They may be light or dark, but usually light gray to black. There may also be pink, yellow, or black crystals in large grained rocks. Bubbles sometimes form if the rock cools very quickly. Some types of igneous rocks are: granite, basalt, gabbro, pumice, obsidian.

Sedementary rocks are pressed or cemented together from the grains that weather from other rocks. They may be any color with very fine or large sandy grains. They often have very clear layers that are easy to break apart. Fossils may be embedded in the rock. Some types of sedimentary rocks are: limestone, shale, chert, dolomite, coal.

Metamorphic rocks are formed from other rocks when they are put under great pressure and heat. They can be any color from pure white to solid black. Often they have fine grains of mica that flake off. They may also have layers of different minerals that are wavy like ribbons through the rock. They are usually very hard and the layers do not break apart easily. Some types of metamorphic rocks are: Slate, schist, gneiss, marble, quartzite.



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Mr. Lee: Rock Cycle Rap

 
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Round and round it goes, where it stops nobody knows.
There's no tellin' how it might go;
It’s called a cycle.
It’s all about rocks changin’, rearrangin’, always on the move
‘cause they never find their groove.

Deep down in the ground hot magma can be found
but when pressure builds up, that volcano will erupt.
When exposed to the air, igneous rocks will form there.
Rapid cooling happens then, extrusive rocks form again

Deep down in the ground, cooling magma can be found.
Igneous rock is the result, learn it now, young adult.
Slow cooling happens there, ‘cause there’s just no air.
Intrusive rocks form now ‘cause that’s what conditions allow.

So round and round it goes, where it stops nobody knows.
There's no tellin' how it might go;
It’s called a cycle.
It’s all about rocks changin’, rearrangin’, always on the move
‘cause they never find their groove.

Some rocks are on the surface, there is just no bliss...

Rock pieces, mineral grains play a part in this refrain...

Water dissolves substances sometimes it cannot hold...

Squeezing, folding, and hot fluids cause rocks to change, and rearrange...

So round and round it goes, where it stops nobody knows.
There's no tellin' how it might go;
It’s called a cycle.
It’s all about rocks changin’, rearrangin’, always on the move
‘cause they never find their groove.
(repeat)

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