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Sedimentary Rocks

Bonnie Branch 6th Grade - 3-3 / Sedimentary Rocks

sediment Small, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or living things.
erosion Occurs when running water or wind loosen and carry away fragments of rock.
deposition The process by which sediment settles out of water or wind carrying it.
compaction The process that presses sediments together.
cementation The process in which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together.
clastic rock A sedimentary rock that forms when rock fragments are squeezed together.
organic rock A sedimentary rock that forms when the remains of plants and animals are deposited in thick layers.
chemical rock A sedimentary rock that forms when minerals that are dissolved in a solution crystallize.
Created by: kjanelli