ConcepTest: Rock Cycle Temperature Profile #5
The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following is best represented by the graph?
a. magma forms a plutonic igneous rock that is then uplifted to Earth's surface
b. sediment is lithified to form sedimentary rock and then metamorphosed
c. magma cools to form a volcanic igneous rock that is melted to form new magma
d. plutonic igneous rocks are uplifted and then weathered to form sediments
e. sediment is lithified to sedimentary rock that is then weathered to form new sediment
No data yet. The correct response is C.
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