Lacey Spencer sedimentary rock vocabulary
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Sediment is small, solid pieces of material that come from rocks or living things.
Weathering is the effects of freezing and thawing, plant roots, acid, and other forces on rock.
Erosion is the process by which running water, wind, or ice may carry away bits of broken-up rock.
Organic rocks form where the remains of plants and animals are deposited in layers.
Deposition is the process by which sediment settles out of the water or wind by carrying it.
Cementation is the process in which dissolved minerals crystallize and glue particles of sediment together.
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