Sedimentary Rocks and Fossils
Explore the process that led to sedimentary rock formation
The layers of sediment on the bottom of lakes, and especially on the bottom of the ocean grows deeper and deeper, reaching depths of thousands of feet. Over many years, the rock bits settle into different layers.
AND SEDIMENTARY ROCK IS FORMED
by looking at the leaves you can tell that the climate was wet and that the area received average amounts of rain
By looking at the shape of the teeth you can tell the animal ate meat
By seeing that this FOSSIL you can tell that this area was once covered by water
Fossil Layer Questions
2. What occurs to the organic material that is trapped in the sedimentary rock? Is a fossil the actual remains of the plant or animal? What does it become? How do you think this happens?