Sedimentary Rocks 3.3<br />
Erosion<br />The incorporation and transportation of material by a mobile agent, such as water, wind, or ice.<br />
Deposition <br />The process by which an agent of erosion loses energy and drops the sediment it is carrying; also the pro...
Compaction<br />Process by which sediments are squeezed together by the weight of overlying materials driving out water.<b...
Cementation<br />Solidification of sediments by the deposition of dissolved minerals in the tiny spaces between the sedime...
Clastic Sedimentary Rock<br />A sedimentary rock made of broken fragments of preexisting rock.<br />
Chemical Sedimentary Rock<br />Sedimentary rock consisting of material that was precipitated from water by either inorgani...
Key Concept<br />Describe the major processes involved in the formation of sedimentary rocks.<br />Erosion involves weathe...
Key Concept<br />What are clastic sedimentary rocks?<br />A sedimentary rock made of broken fragments of preexisting rock....
Key Concept<br />What are chemical sedimentary rocks?<br />Sedimentary rock consisting of material that was precipitated f...
Key Concept<br />What features are unique to some sedimentary rocks?<br />The many unique features of sedimentary rocks ar...
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Earth Science 3 3

  1. 1. Sedimentary Rocks 3.3<br />
  2. 2. Erosion<br />The incorporation and transportation of material by a mobile agent, such as water, wind, or ice.<br />
  3. 3. Deposition <br />The process by which an agent of erosion loses energy and drops the sediment it is carrying; also the process by which water vapor is changed directly to a solid without passing through the liquid state.<br />
  4. 4. Compaction<br />Process by which sediments are squeezed together by the weight of overlying materials driving out water.<br />
  5. 5. Cementation<br />Solidification of sediments by the deposition of dissolved minerals in the tiny spaces between the sedimentary particles.<br />
  6. 6. Clastic Sedimentary Rock<br />A sedimentary rock made of broken fragments of preexisting rock.<br />
  7. 7. Chemical Sedimentary Rock<br />Sedimentary rock consisting of material that was precipitated from water by either inorganic or organic means.<br />
  8. 8. Key Concept<br />Describe the major processes involved in the formation of sedimentary rocks.<br />Erosion involves weathering and the removal of rock. When an agent of erosion-water, wind, ice, or gravity-loses energy, it drops the sediments.<br />
  9. 9. Key Concept<br />What are clastic sedimentary rocks?<br />A sedimentary rock made of broken fragments of preexisting rock.<br />
  10. 10. Key Concept<br />What are chemical sedimentary rocks?<br />Sedimentary rock consisting of material that was precipitated from water by either inorganic or organic means.<br />
  11. 11. Key Concept<br />What features are unique to some sedimentary rocks?<br />The many unique features of sedimentary rocks are clues to how, when, and where the rocks formed.<br />

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