Sediment: Definition & Deposits


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The processes by which land is broken down and worn away are called

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1. The deposition of river sediment creates deltas, while the deposition of glacial sediment creates

2. Rocks, small parts of rock called silt, and organic material from plants and animals create

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your knowledge of the components and properties of sediment. Quiz topics include the process by which land is broken down and worn away as well as what the deposition of glacial sediments creates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What glacial sedimentary deposits make
  • Types of sedimentary rock
  • Characteristics of sediments

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how land is broken down and worn away and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what glacial sedimentary deposits make

Additional Learning

For more, review the corresponding lesson Sediment: Definition & Deposits. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe the problem of the reservoir at the Elwha River
  • Understand what a sediment is
  • Identify the characteristic movement of sediments
  • Explain how sand dunes and moraines are formed
  • Appreciate how long it takes to make a sedimentary rock