Sedimentary Rock Lab

Sedimentary Rocks

Learning Target: I can explain the processes that led to the formation of sedimentary rocks and fossil fuels. 

Think about these questions today as we learn more about geology:

  • How are sedimentary rocks formed?
  • What do the layers reveal about Earth’s past?



  • Read HMH Fusion pages 308-309 with a partner
  • Draw and write in your journal to help you remember what you’ve learned.
  • Share out drawing and notes.


  • Model the formation of sedimentary rocks.
    • Model #1–using earth materials & water
    • Model #2–using clay
  • Record with words and drawings what you observed today.


  • Discuss your observations and share your notes with your table partner(s)
  • Use these sentences to discuss your observations:
    • I observed…Conglomerate
    • I noticed…
  • Vocabulary Magic


  • Journal Writing