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Ch 26: Sedimentary Rocks - A Deeper Look: Homeschool Curriculum

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The Sedimentary Rocks - A Deeper Look unit of this High School Physical Science Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the features of sediment. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Physical Science Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the types of rocks and their differences. There is no faster or easier way to learn about physical science. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn how to define and identify three types of sediment and describe the features.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a physical science curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Sedimentary Rocks - A Deeper Look unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Sedimentary Rocks - A Deeper Look Unit Objectives:

  • Define lithification and explain its processes.
  • Discover how to determine the origin of sedimentary rocks through their features.
  • Define detrital and chemical sedimentary rocks.
  • Explain the differences between clastic and chemical rocks.

7 Lessons in Chapter 26: Sedimentary Rocks - A Deeper Look: Homeschool Curriculum
Sediment: Definition, Types & Features

1. Sediment: Definition, Types & Features

Sediment is fragments of past living or non-living materials that have been broken down. There are three types of sediments that can form sedimentary rocks. Learn about clastic, biogenic and chemical sediments and the rocks they form in this lesson.

Detrital & Chemical Sedimentary Rocks: Definition & Differences

2. Detrital & Chemical Sedimentary Rocks: Definition & Differences

Detrital or clastic sedimentary rocks are composed of rock fragments. They are different than chemical sedimentary rocks, which are composed of mineral crystals. Learn how these sedimentary rocks differ in their formation and composition.

Lithification of Sediments: Definition & Processes

3. Lithification of Sediments: Definition & Processes

Lithification is the process that turns loose, unconsolidated sediment into solid sedimentary rock. Learn about the three ways lithification is accomplished, including compaction, cementation and recrystallization, in this lesson.

Determining the Origin of a Sedimentary Rock

4. Determining the Origin of a Sedimentary Rock

Sedimentary rocks contain features that indicate the kind of environment from which they originated. Learn about sedimentary structures, such as graded bedding, cross-bedding, ripple marks and mud cracks, and how they provide clues to the rocks origin in this lesson.

Metamorphism of Rocks: Definition, Process & Influencing Factors

5. Metamorphism of Rocks: Definition, Process & Influencing Factors

Exposure to intense heat and pressure can result in the metamorphism of previously formed rocks. Learn about the factors that influence metamorphism and the metamorphic processes: recrystallization, neometamorphism and metasomatism in this lesson.

Classification of Metamorphic Rocks: Texture & Parent

6. Classification of Metamorphic Rocks: Texture & Parent

Metamorphic rocks are classified by their texture, which is either foliated or non-foliated, and according to their parent rock. Learn about the different textures and parent rocks of metamorphic rocks.

Contact Metamorphism Vs. Regional Metamorphism: Definition & Differences

7. Contact Metamorphism Vs. Regional Metamorphism: Definition & Differences

There are two types of metamorphism involved in the creation of metamorphic rocks. In this lesson, you'll learn the definitions of and differences between contact metamorphism and regional metamorphism.

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