The Rock Cycle Rock – a naturally occurring solid mixture of one or

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The Rock Cycle
Rock – a naturally occurring solid mixture of one or more minerals or organic material
Rock cycle – the continual process by which new rock forms from old rock material
Erosion – the process by which wind, water, ice, or gravity moves soil and sediment from one
location to another
Deposition – process in which sediment moved by erosion is dropped and comes to a rest
Uplift – is movement within the Earth that causes rocks inside the Earth to be moved to the
Earth’s surface
Composition – the chemical makeup of a rock: describes either the minerals or other materials
in the rock
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