Ch 6: Sedimentary Rocks in Geology: Help and Review

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The Sedimentary Rocks in Geology chapter of this Introduction to Physical Geology 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 in geology.

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Students will review:

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

  • What are the three groups of sediment?
  • What are some of the unique features of sedimentary rocks?
  • In what ways do chemical rocks differ from detrital rocks?
  • What causes the lithification of sediments?
  • What methods are used to find the origin of sedimentary rocks?

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: Sedimentary Rocks in Geology: Help and Review
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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.

Shale Rock: Formation, Uses & Facts

5. Shale Rock: Formation, Uses & Facts

Learn about shale, a sedimentary rock formed from clay minerals. Discover how it forms and its uses, including its application as an energy resource and a source of many of the world's fossils.

Alluvium: Definition & Overview

6. Alluvium: Definition & Overview

You have almost certainly seen alluvium before, but perhaps you didn't know the name for it. Here you will learn what alluvium is, where you find it, and how it got there.

Angular Unconformity: Definition & Formation

7. Angular Unconformity: Definition & Formation

Angular unconformities are one of the types of unconformities, or missing strata, in the geologic record. In this lesson we will learn how angular unconformities are produced and how to spot them.

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