Small, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or living things
Sediment
The destructive process in which water, or wind loosens and carries away fragments of rock
Erosion
The process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind carrying it
Deposition
The process that presses sediments together
Compaction
The process in which dissolved materials crystalize and glue particles of sediment together
Cementation
A sedimentary rock that forms when rock fragments are squeezed together
Clastic Rock
Forms where the remains of plants and animals are deposited in thick layers
Organic Rock
When minerals that are dissolved in a solution crystalize, this forms
Chemical Rock
People have used sedimentary rocks for
Building Materials
People have also used sedimentary rocks for
Tools
This clastic rock is easily split into flat pieces and fossils are often found in them
Shale
This organic rock is made from the different shells as well as coral; Coquina is a form of this rock
Limestone
This clastic rock is made up of rock fragments with rounded edges
Conglomerate
This organic rock is made up of swamp plants that formed millions of years ago, and changed into this rock
Coal
This Clastic Rock is made of small holes between sand grains that allows the rock to absorb water
Sandstone
This Clastic Rock is formed with rock fragments with sharp edges
Breccia