The Rock Cycle is an interactive story about the life of a rock. Weathered and aged, he tells his life story in this elegant poem. Each stanza is supplemented with interactive images, diagrams, and mini-games.

This app was created and developed by a middle school student for a geology assignment.

What’s New

Version 1.4

Support for iPhone X and iOS 11.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Tanks a lot ,


It's cute and it's nice to have a different take on the rock cycle. The shake thing doesn't work for me but pushing next does so no big deal. 4 stars because it needs more graphics. It could really be something truly special.

Patti.Harada ,

I'm amazed AND informed!

This guy has taken his math, geology and writing education, and with his programming skills, has created a truly unique explanation of rock! I'm awed!

Not only that, but having explored to learn more about who he is, I'm even more awed by this. HE IS STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL and has written this and other valuable programs for the purpose of helping other students grasp these topics.

This is a person who is living the last lines of his verse:

"But learn one thing from this rhyme.
You can be anything, just take your time.
So always overcome your fears
Even if it takes a thousand years"

Psst... Venkat... Fix the broken "survey" link on the first page of the rock story.

Rick McG ,


I'm a geology major, and I found this app informative, entertaining, and fun! I like the interactive bits, and the poem is just adorable. I would love to see this expanded to include more types of rocks, maybe even add a choose-your-own adventure type aspect to it. Great job so far!


Sivaraman Sivaswami
30.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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