Crossword Puzzle

Rocks Vocabulary


  1. A rock that forms from compressed or cemented layers of sediments (sedimentaryrock)
  2. Molten rock beneath the Earth's surface (magma)
  3. Small, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or living things (sediment)


  1. A type of rock that forms due to heat and pressure (metamorphicrock)
  2. A type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock at or below the surface (igneousrock)
  3. The series of processes that change one type of rock into another type of rock (rockcycle)
  4. An arrangement of minerals in flat or wavy parallel bands (foliation)
  5. Wear away or change the appearance or texture of rocks by long exposure to the air or water (weathering)
  6. Processes by which rock, sand, and soil are broken down (erosion)
  7. The process that presses sediments together (compaction)

["lava", "deposition", "cementation", "metamorphism"]

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