Bedrock Channels: Formation & Process


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What is described as the rate of energy loss on a channel bed that can lead to erosion?

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1. Which of the following best describes bedrock?

2. Which term describes loose soil and sediments that may be found covering bedrock?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of what causes bedrock channels. You will be quizzed on terms used to describe the process by which bedrock channels form.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The term used to describe the rate of energy loss that leads to erosion of a channel bed
  • The definition of bedrock
  • The term that describes loose soil and sediment covering bedrock
  • The term describing bedrock channels that form when erosion is the result of particles scraping against each other
  • The process of bedrock formation involving erosion and the transport of chunks of rock

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding what causes bedrock channel formation
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as alluvium and plucking
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast processes by which erosion in bedrock channels occur
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what bedrock is and what leads to erosion

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Bedrock Channels: Formation & Process. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what leads to erosion in bedrock channels
  • Describe what bedrock is
  • Explain two processes by which bedrock channels are formed