Rock Cycle Song

Science Songs

Ok now
Let’s start with minerals, solid naturally occurring
Substances made from elements, single or combos of many
Inorganic, means they don’t come from plants or animals
always a fixed chemical structure, examples are quartz or gold

Alright now different from minerals
Let’s talk about what a rock is
composed of many compounds
the structure is not consistent

There are major types of rocks
In total there are three
Igneous, metamorphic
and sedimentary

First off it’s igneous
When a volcano erupts
Spews magma then it cools down
hardens within the earth’s crust

Going to metamorphic
Formed by massive heat or pressure
Sometimes they’re found by fault lines
Where plates push against each other

Sedimentary rocks
From sediment combining
Like a river picking up silt depositing pieces
becomes a rock eventually

Igneous, comes from a volcano
Metamorphic, formed by pressure or heat
Sedimentary, small pieces from a river
Over millions of years

Igneous, comes from a volcano
Metamorphic, formed by pressure or heat
Sedimentary, small pieces from a river
Over millions of years

Ok so over millions of years
Rocks form in a few different ways
And transition to the three rock types
A continuous cycle of change

Most rocks start as igneous
From volcano magma hardened
Wind and water break rock into small pieces
To piles of sediment

This sediment builds up
Sedimentary rock it becomes
The rock is covered up and
Ends up inside the earth’s crust

With heat and pressure rising
Rock goes through metamorphosis
Becomes a metamorphic rock
then the cycle starts over again

One thing to know about this cycle
Is the order is not specific
Rocks can change to different types
Based on a different environment

Igneous, comes from a volcano
Metamorphic, formed by pressure or heat
Sedimentary, small pieces from a river
Over millions of years

Igneous, comes from a volcano
Metamorphic, formed by pressure or heat
Sedimentary, small pieces from a river
Over millions of years