The Rock Cycle fact sheet


Geology / Mineral Formation

Type of Resource

Fact Sheet

Year Level

Years 7-10




Energy & Renewables

Australian Curriculum Content Statements


This fact sheet provides a concise explanation of the rock cycle accompanied by a diagram that illustrates the different processes that take place in the rock cycle.

Educational Value Statement

  • Defines what the rock cycle is
  • Explains how rocks are constantly changing and moving
  • Illustrates how different processes interconnect to form the rock cycle
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF File

Key Learning Objectives

  • Students can explain what the rock cycle is
  • Students can understand that there are many different processes that make up the rock cycle
  • Students can recall and explain the different parts of the rock cycle


Science Understanding : Earth and Space Sciences