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1 AIM: How are Sedimentary Rocks Formed?
Do Now: Take out your ESRT and turn to page 7. Look at the chart called Scheme for Sedimentary Rock identification and answer the questions below. What textures of Sedimentary rocks will we be working with? What material (not composition) are Clastic rocks made from?

2 I. Formation of Sedimentary Rocks
- Sedimentary refers to “small pieces” - these rocks are made from other rocks, once living things and precipitates. - sediments are small pieces of rock. Rock salt Conglomerate Bioclastic Limestone

3 II. How do you make Sedimentary rock?
Weathering Erosion Deposition - the breaking down of rocks into little pieces - the transport of little pieces of rock by water, wind or ice. - When the little pieces stop moving. They stop because the agent of erosion stops.

4 *This process is also known as Lithification
Compaction and Cementation – squeezes and glues sediments together forming a rock. Pressure of overlying material squeezes Minerals dissolved in water act as glue *This process is also known as Lithification

5 III. Classification of Sedimentary Rocks
A. Clastic (fragmental) – composed of weathered bits of rocks and minerals. - Categorized by particle size. Conglomerate and Breccia (Pebbles) Siltstone (silt) Sandstone (sand) Shale (clay)

6 B. Crystalline (Chemical) (precipitates)–
Forms when dissolved minerals precipitate from watery solutions. Water evaporates and leaves material behind to form rocks. Limestone Rock salt

7 C. Bioclastic Sedimentary rocks
- Composed of once living things (plants and shells). Limestone Limestone Bituminous Coal

8 QUICK ACTIVITY With your partner, take 3 min to walk around the room and find the 4 cards labeled Rock A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Identify the Texture of each group of rocks at the card using your notes we just took.

9 IV. Features of Sedimentary Rocks
Layers – continuous depositions of sediments causes a layering effect. (like sand art) 2. Fossils – traces of remains of ancient life.



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