What are the three main types of sediments? How are clastic
What are two or three agents of erosion, transportation, and
deposition? How do these geologic agents differ in the particle
size they can transport? Why?
Describe how grain size, sorting, and rounding change as sediments are
Describe how clastic sediments become sedimentary rock.
What changes does lithification bring to unconsolidated sediments?
Describe some processes involved in lithification.
What is cementation? What are some common mineral cements?
What are the major types of sedimentary rocks? On what basis are
they classified? Be familiar with the names of several clastic
and chemical/biochemical rocks?
What is a sedimentary structure? Name and/or describe the origin of
two or three sedimentary structures? Why are sedimentary
structures important geologically?
Describe how cross-beds form.
What is meant by a sedimentary "environment? Where are some