Sedimentary Rock Environments in WA

Research your sedimentary rock environment and educate the class with a short presentation. You may work with a partner. Your presentation method is up to you. We will use the oral presentation rubric. The following information should be communicated to the class.

  1. Environment
    1. Description and characteristics of environments
    2. Locations in WA (Western North America if more appropriate) of such environments.
  2. Agents of erosion - Description and characteristics of agents
  3. Sediments - Description and characteristics of sediments
  4. Resulting Rock
    1. Description and characteristics of rocks
    2. Locations in WA of such rocks
    3. Societal uses of the rocks
    4. NOTE: where those rocks are found now will not be coincident with where the rocks are being formed now.

Environments List

  1. ______________________ Glacier
  2. ______________________ Lake (lacustrine)
  3. ______________________ Playa
  4. ______________________ Alluvial
  5. ______________________ Sand Dunes (aeolian)
  6. ______________________ Swamp
  7. ______________________ Deltas
  8. ______________________ Beach
  9. ______________________ Tide flats
  10. ______________________ Shallow Marine
  11. ______________________ Coral Reef
  12. ______________________ Deep Marine
  13. ______________________