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Igneous Rocks

Rocks and Minerals
Rocks and Minerals


Igneous Rocks

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.27

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     challenging words:    based, igneous, core, rock, granite, onto, rocks, underground, caption, stays, lava, extreme, surface, magma, erupt, quickly


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Igneous Rocks
By Brandi Waters
  

1     Caption: granite, an igneous rock
 
2     All rocks can be put into one of three groups. The groups are based on how the rock was formed. Some rocks are formed slowly near the surface of the Earth. Other rocks are formed deep underground by extreme heat and pressure. One kind of rock is formed when particles of rock, minerals, or crystals get so hot that they melt. The rock that is formed when this melted rock cools is called igneous rock. The Earth's core is very hot. It is so hot that it can melt rock. Melted rock under the ground is called magma. There are pools of magma deep under the surface of the Earth. Magma always rises up. It moves towards the Earth's surface. .....
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