Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks


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If you found a rock that appeared to have been formed directly from volcanic activity, how would you classify it?

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1. If you wanted to collect sedimentary rocks, what sort of characteristics would you look for in a rock's composition?

2. Rocks that are transformed into different rocks under intense heat and pressure are known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of rock formation and type. Topics on the quiz include the type of rock that is formed directly from magma or lava as well as the rocks made from the eroded material of other rocks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review the following:

  • Rocks formed under intense heat and pressure
  • What can happen to igneous rocks after formation
  • Length of an entire rock cycle

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the rock cycle and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related natural science lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of sedimentary rock

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the rock cycle
  • Identify the three types of rock found on Earth
  • Describe the characteristics of each type of rock
  • Explain what makes sedimentary rock different from igneous