Compaction in Geology: Definition & Examples


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Sedimentation is which step in the overall process of sedimentary rock formation?

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1. The two steps of sedimentation are _____ and _____.

2. Which of the following is/are sedimentary rock?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet checks your understanding of what sedimentary rock formations are and the process by which they are created. You'll also review your knowledge of the different types of sedimentary rocks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet addresses what you know about:

  • Understanding the order of the steps in the process of sedimentary rock formation
  • The steps of sedimentation
  • Examples of sedimentary rock
  • Where you would likely find limestone

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember the steps involved in sedimentation
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about different types of sedimentary rocks to answer a question about it
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out the stages of sedimentary rock formation from what you read

Additional Learning

There is a complete overview of this topic in the lesson, Compaction in Geology: Definition & Examples. This lesson involves a deeper discussion about:

  • The most common type of rock on Earth's surface
  • The four stages of sedimentary rock formation
  • How water impacts cementation
  • What iron oxide looks like
  • The types of sediments that become compacted