Ch 10: Sedimentary Rocks - A Deeper Look: Tutoring Solution

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The Sedimentary Rocks - A Deeper Look chapter of this Earth Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about sedimentary rocks. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the features and types of sedimentary rocks required in a typical earth science course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the different types of sediment.
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  • Discuss the processes behind the lithification of sediments.
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5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Sedimentary Rocks - A Deeper Look: Tutoring Solution
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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.

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.

Chemical Sedimentary Rock: Definition & Examples

5. Chemical Sedimentary Rock: Definition & Examples

The best adventure movies always seem to include a scene in a cave. Caves are also fascinating from a scientific standpoint. In this lesson, you will learn about chemical sedimentary rock and how it relates to caves.

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