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The Rock Cycle is a group of changes. Igneous rock can change into sedimentary rock or into metamorphic rock. Sedimentary rock can change into metamorphic rock or into igneous rock. Metamorphic rock can change into igneous or sedimentary rock. Igneous rock forms when magma cools and makes crystals. The minerals can form crystals when they cool. It cools and solidifies; it crystallizes and turns into a rock. On Earth's surface, wind and water can break rock into pieces. The layer can be buried under other layers of sediments. After a long time the sediments can be cemented together to make sedimentary rock. Heat bakes rock. Rock forms crystals. Because this rock changes, it is called metamorphic. Carbonization: Chemical Hydration: Chemical Hydrolysis: Chemical Crystallization: Physical Oxidation: Chemical Mechanical or physical weathering involves the breakdown of rocks and soils through direct contact with atmospheric conditions such as heat, water, ice and pressure. The second classification,
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course GEOG 001 taught by Professor Gpereira during the Spring '08 term at San Jose State University .

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