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Rocks, Rocks, and More Rocks Metamorphic Classified according to the arrangement of the grains that make up the rock & the minerals in them.

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1 Rocks, Rocks, and More Rocks Metamorphic Classified according to the arrangement of the grains that make up the rock & the minerals in them

2 Metamorphic rocks are nicknamed “Changing Rocks”. Why?

3 How do Metamorphic rocks form? From heat & pressure deep inside Earth

4 Metamorphic rocks can form from Igneous, Sedimentary, or other Metamorphic rocks as they are pushed down toward the heat of the mantle.

5 2 Types of Metamorphic Rock Foliated Nonfoliated “Banded”“Nonbanded”

6 Foliated Metamorphic Rock Def: Grains arranged in layers or bands that split into layers Examples: Slate Schist Gneiss

7 Original Rock  New Metamorphic Rock Shale  Slate Shale (sedimentary) changes to Slate when heated & squeezed by pressure.

8 Original Rock  New Metamorphic Rock Granite  Gneiss Granite (Igneous) changes to Gneiss when heated & squeezed by pressure.

9 Nonfoliated Metamorphic Rock Def: Mineral grains arranged randomly, do not split into layers Examples: MarbleQuartzite

10 Original Rock  New Metamorphic Rock Sandstone  Quartzite When Sandstone (Sedimentary) is under extreme heat & pressure, Quartzite will form.

11 Uses of Metamorphic Rocks Slate: Marble: Old fashioned chalkboards, roofs, walkways, trim on buildings *Sculptures (most famous – Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.) * Buildings

12 How are the 3 rock types related?

13 THE ROCK CYCLE! Use the online textbook – Active Art – to complete the rock cycle diagram =home.gotoWebCode&wcprefix=cfp&wcsuffix=1056 =home.gotoWebCode&wcprefix=cfp&wcsuffix=1056 Let’s learn the Rock Cycle Song…

14 To the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat Sedimentary rock has been formed in layers Often found near water sources fossils and decayers Then there’s Igneous rock, here since Earth was born Magma, lava cooled and hardened that’s how it is formed These two kinds of rocks can also be transformed With pressure, heat, deep in Earth Metamorphic they’ll become The Rock Cycle Song


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