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Advanced Rock Cycle - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll find lessons on the advanced rock cycle. You'll study a variety of different kinds of rocks and learn the processes by which they are formed. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Identify the different rocks in the rock cycle
- Understand the relationship between tectonic plates and igneous rocks
- Detail the process involved in the metamorphism of rocks
- Outline the different types of sedimentary rocks
It's easy to study for an exam or catch up after missed class time using our helpful learning materials. Our video lessons are easy to navigate using the video tabs feature, so you can skip ahead or go back to a specific section. The short quizzes you'll find after each lesson are a great way to make sure you're on the right track. If you prefer using offline study guides, check out the printable lesson transcripts in this chapter.
1. Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks
In this lesson, we will discuss the three main types of rocks and how they are formed. The lesson also gives an introduction into how matter locked in rocks can be cycled through the earth.
2. Locating Igneous Rocks: The Relationship Between Igneous Rocks & Tectonic Plates
Igneous rock can form where tectonic plates diverge or converge. Learn how the movement of tectonic plates can create the right conditions of the solidification of magma and the formation of igneous rocks.
3. Metamorphism of Rocks: Definition, Process & Influencing Factors
Exposure to intense heat and pressure can result in the metamorphism of previously formed rocks. Learn about the factors that influence metamorphism and the metamorphic processes: recrystallization, neometamorphism and metasomatism in this lesson.
4. Sedimentary Rocks: Definition, Types & Examples
How are sedimentary rocks different from other rocks? How and where do they form, and from what? You will learn everything you ever wanted to know about these rocks in this lesson.
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