September 28-October 2, 2015
NAME _________________________
PERIOD _______
1. Learn the correct meaning and use of the vocabulary words listed below AND CONTINUE TO STUDY
THE WORDS FROM LAST WEEK!! You may use any study strategies you wish such as, flashcards, the
Quizlet app, memory games, etc. You will have a quiz over the meaning of these words AND the
content we covered IN CLASS throughout the week on Friday, October 2, 2015.
2. Complete the assignment on the back of this sheet. Due Friday, October 2, 2015. You may turn in
your work early, but be sure you have copied the words and definitions elsewhere (or taken a picture
with a device) in order to continue studying them throughout the week.
Good to know:
Rock cycle products – the physical thing that is produced
in the rock cycle that takes up space and has a mass, such
as lava, sediments, igneous rocks, etc.
Rock cycle processes – an activity or force that occurs in
the rock cycle; these actions are what cause the changes
in the rock; example would be melting, cementation,
deposition, etc.
NAME _________________________
PERIOD _______
PART ONE: Products and Processes of the Rock Cycle
Look at the list of words below and classify each one as a product or process of the Rock Cycle. Put
a check in the appropriate column for each word.
Part of the Rock Cycle
1. Weathering
2. Melting
3. Magma
4. Igneous rock
5. Sediments
PART TWO: Rock Classification
In order to answer each of the questions below, fill in the blanks with one of the following words:
igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary.
6. __________________________These rocks forms when metamorphic rocks melt and cool.
7. __________________________These rocks form when small pieces of sediment are
cemented together over time.
8. __________________________Small ocean creatures and bits of shell deposit on the sea
floor and decay and harden over time into limestone. What type of rock is limestone?
9. __________________________These rocks form when lava from a volcano hardens.
10. __________________________Limestone undergoes heat and pressure, turning into marble.
What type of rock is marble?
11. __________________________A small snail is buried in mud. Over millions of years, the
snail’s body is replaced with stone. What type of rock is this fossil?
12. __________________________The heat and pressure of a mountain cause shale to turn into
slate. What type of rock is slate?
13. __________________________A larger boulder is eroded. Over time, its tiny pieces regroup
to form a smaller rock. What type of rock is it?
14. __________________________Melted magma hardens just below Earth’s surface, what type
of rock is this?
NAME _________________________
PERIOD _______
15. __________________________Bits of sand cement together over time to form sandstone.
What type of rock is sandstone?