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Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks: Contact metamorphism

Grade Levels: 3 - 12
Core Subject(s): Science
Length: 00:00:15
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Contact metamorphism occurs when magma inside the Earth intrudes existing rock. The rock that comes in contact with the magma is superheated and new types of rock are formed.

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