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Earth Science

FFCON/Sedimentary Rock

TermDefinition
Weathering The wearing a way of sediments by water, waves, wind or ice
Erosion The moving or carrying a way of sediments to a new location
Deposition The dropping of sediments to a new location
Cementation Sticking together like glue
Compaction The pressure of pressing together sediments
Sedimentary rock Rock made by the deposits of sediments that form layers. This kind of rock is where most fossils are found
Decay To go through decomposition
Decomposition When something that is dead goes through a chemical process and it breaks down into the soil making the soil much richer
Sediment Particles of matter could be sand, silt, shell and other substances that are carried then deposited
Fossil fuels Fuels formed from the remains of prehistoric animals and plants that were buried in layers or rock and subjected to large amounts of heat and pressure
Created by: BuncheScience