Metamorphic Rocks and the Rock Cycle

Students learn how intense heat and pressure can change rock deep in the Earth. They compare metamorphic rocks to the rocks from which they were formed. Students model metamorphic processes by applying heat and pressure to clay. Then they create a display on the rock cycle.

Student Resources

Learn by Reading

For additional content-area reading, check out the Houghton Mifflin Science eBook: Grade 4, Unit C, pages 9–10.