How is sedimentary rock formed?

In this lesson, we will learn about our third type of rock: sedimentary rock. We will look at the steps needed to make sedimentary rock and how fossils are formed in sedimentary rock. We will then learn what a palaeontologist is and identify some different fossils. For this lesson you will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What is metamorphosis?

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Q2.What are the TWO things that can turn sedimentary rock or igneous rock into metamorphic rock?

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Q3.Which type of rock is formed when heat and pressure inside the Earth change igneous and sedimentary rock?

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Q4.Which type of rock is formed when magma or lava cools?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.What is metamorphosis?

1/4

Q2.What are the TWO things that can turn sedimentary rock or igneous rock into metamorphic rock?

Select two (2) boxes

2/4

Q3.Which type of rock is formed when heat and pressure inside the Earth change igneous and sedimentary rock?

3/4

Q4.Which type of rock is formed when magma or lava cools?

4/4

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Science - Sedimentary rock - End of lesson Quiz

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Question 5

Q1.Which type of rock is formed when heat and pressure inside the Earth change igneous and sedimentary rock?

1/5

Q2.Which type of rock is formed when pressure from layers of sediment causes the sediment to compact and cement.

2/5

Q3.Which type of rock is formed when magma or lava cools?

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Q4.What type of rocks do fossils form in?

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Q5.What kind of scientist studies fossils?

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Science - Sedimentary rock - End of lesson Quiz

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which type of rock is formed when heat and pressure inside the Earth change igneous and sedimentary rock?

1/5

Q2.Which type of rock is formed when pressure from layers of sediment causes the sediment to compact and cement.

2/5

Q3.Which type of rock is formed when magma or lava cools?

3/5

Q4.What type of rocks do fossils form in?

4/5

Q5.What kind of scientist studies fossils?

5/5

Lesson summary: How is sedimentary rock formed?

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