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Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks
Section 6.1 Formation of Sedimentary Rocks
Main Idea
Details
Scan Section 1 of your text. Use the checklist below as a guide.
• Read all headings.
• Read all bold words.
• Read all tables and graphs.
• Look at all the pictures and read their captions.
• Think about what you already know about sedimentary rocks.
Write three questions that come to mind about how sedimentary
rocks form.
1.
2.
Review
Vocabulary
3.
Use your text to define the following term.
igneous rock
New
Vocabulary
In the left margin, write the terms defined below.
pieces of solid material that have been deposited on Earth’s surface
by wind, water, ice, gravity, or chemical precipitation
a type of sediment consisting of rock and mineral fragments
produced by weathering
when sediments are laid down on the ground or sink to the bottoms
of bodies of water
physical and chemical processes that transform sediments into
sedimentary rocks
when mineral growth cements sediment grains together into
rock
bedding in which the particle sizes become progressively heavier
and coarser towards the bottom layers
bedding formed when inclined layers of sediment move forward
across a horizontal surface
horizontal layering in sedimentary rocks
Academic
Vocabulary
Define the following term.
transport
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Section 6.1 Formation of Sedimentary Rocks