Ch 10: Sedimentary Rocks - A Deeper Look: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Sedimentary Rocks - A Deeper Look chapter of this College Earth Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master sedimentary rocks. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of sedimentary rocks.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college earth science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding sedimentary rocks or working with lithification of sediments.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about sedimentary rocks.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Sedimentary Rocks chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Sedimentary Rocks chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What are the different kinds and unique features of sediment?
  • How do chemical sedimentary and detrital rocks differ?
  • What occurs during the lithification of sediments?
  • How do scientists determine the origins of sedimentary rocks?

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Sedimentary Rocks - A Deeper Look: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Detrital & Chemical Sedimentary Rocks: Definition & Differences

2. 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.

Lithification of Sediments: Definition & Processes

3. 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

4. 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.

Conglomerate: Definition, Uses & Facts

5. Conglomerate: Definition, Uses & Facts

Learn about conglomerate, a sedimentary rock formed from large, rounded rock fragments in a matrix of fine grained sediments. While not as widely useful as other rocks, conglomerate does have some applications in the construction industry.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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