Ch 5: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 6: Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks

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The Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks chapter of this Glencoe Earth Science Online Textbook Help course helps students learn the essential earth science lessons of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • Lithification of sediments
  • Metamorphism of rocks
  • Classification of metamorphic rocks
  • Differences between contact metamorphism and regional metamorphism
  • Comparison of detrital and chemical sedimentary rocks

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7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 6: Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks
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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.

Lithification of Sediments: Definition & Processes

2. 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

3. 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.

Detrital & Chemical Sedimentary Rocks: Definition & Differences

4. 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.

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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