Stratigraphy—the study of layers of rock.
Research Project Guide—Erosion and Deposition
Directions: Try to find as much of this info as you can. Don’t forget to organize your
notes so that info is easy to find later.
Erosion and Deposition
 Definitions
o What is erosion?
o What is deposition?
 What is the root word? What does the root word mean?
o What is sediment? What does it have to do with erosion and
deposition?
 Types of Erosion and Deposition
o How does gravity cause erosion? Where do the sediments get
deposited?
o What is a glacier?
 How do glaciers cause erosion?
 Where do the sediments get deposited?
o How does wind cause erosion? Where do the sediments get deposited?
o How does water cause erosion? Where do the sediments get deposited?
 Effects of Erosion and Deposition
o What features of Earth’s surface form due to erosion and deposition?
 How do valleys form? How long does it take?
 How do sand dunes form?
 How are coastlines formed?
 What is a delta or fan?