Rock Strata: Definition & Explanation


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The term 'rock strata' refers to _____.

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1. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

2. Which of these is NOT something that rock strata can be used to interpret?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set will gauge your knowledge of rock strata. Quiz topics include the meaning of ''rock strata'' and its characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition and characteristics of rock strata
  • What rock strata can be used to interpret
  • Formation of sedimentary rock

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding layering 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 the formation of sedimentary rock

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Rock Strata: Definition & Explanation, which will help you:

  • Identify rock strata
  • Define stratigraphy and stratigraphic section
  • Describe how strata are distinguished from one another
  • Explain the process of rock stratification
  • Appreciate how geologists can use strata to determine historical events