ConcepTest: Sedimentary Rock Formation
Concrete is formed by adding cement and water to a mixture of sand and gravel. This could be seen as an analog for the formation of a ___________ sedimentary rock.
The correct response is A.
Percentage of students choosing this answer. (% Before Discussion/% After Discussion):
a. clastic (59%/81%)
b. chemical (22%/4%)
c. biochemical. (19%/15%)
in a small (< 60 students) environmental geology class.
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References and Notes:
SubjectGeoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:
Resource TypeActivities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:
Grade LevelCollege Lower (13-14):
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Earth System TopicsSolid Earth:Earth Materials:
ThemeTeach the Earth:Teaching Environments:
Intro Geoscience, Teach the Earth:Course Topics: