The Rock Cycle is a system of processes that rocks undergo throughout time as a result of natural oc

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1.The Rock Cycle is a system of processes that rocks undergo throughout time as a result ofnatural occurrences on Earth. These processes mold and shape the rocks from one type ofrock into another type. The three basic rock groups formed in the Rock Cycle are Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic rocks. Igneous rocks can be Intrusive or Extrusive. Intrusive Igneous rocks are formed within the Earth’s surface and Extrusive Igneous Rocks are formed outside the Earth’s surface. Intrusive Igneous rocks are formedwhen magma undergoes the cooling and crystallization process and Extrusive Igneous rocks are formed when lava withstands the cooling and crystallization process. When rocks undergo the process of weathering, transport, and deposition which results in sediment they later become Sedimentary rocks after undergoing the process of lithification which is when sediment is compacted and cemented. Metamorphic rocks are formed when rocks undergo the process of metamorphism which is when they withstand heat and intense pressure. When rocks undergo the process of melting deep beneath Earth’s surface, magma is formed. An example of this is a granite rock which is an

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