Energy in the processes that change rock materials over time.

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Transcript Energy in the processes that change rock materials over time.

Energy in
the processes that change rock
materials over time.
Forces that affect rocks
• The sun
▫ The sun creates atmospheric conditions of
hot/cold, wet/dry and wind.
• Energy inside Earth
▫ Heat inside Earth melts rocks or allows them to
recrystallize
• Gravity
▫ Gravity pulls rocks downward giving them
energy of movement.