Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 11: Formation of Rock Layers

The content of this module focuses on the concepts of rock layer formation and its correlation. Every rock layer is, for the most part, one of the various parallel rock layers that lie upon another which exhibits specific or similar characteristics.

Since the concept of rocks and their types were discussed in the previous lesson, this module serves as a continuation of how rocks produce strata and what they may become once they are separated from their original rock layer. It also involves the possibility of knowing the relative age of each rock layer due to the presence of fossils it contains.

Senior High School (SHS) Earth and Life Science Self-Learning Module (SLM)

The module is divided into two lessons, namely:

  • Lesson1: Rock Layers
  • Lesson 2: Correlation of Rock Layers

After going through this module, you are expected to:

1. describe how layers of stratified rocks are formed.

2. describe the different laws of stratigraphy.

3. determine how geologists correlate rock layers.

4. reflect on human-environmental practices that may contribute to the alteration on the Earth surface, particularly the rock layers; and

5. illustrate an outcrop of rock layers applying the law of stratigraphy.

Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 11: Formation of Rock Layers

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Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 1: Origin and Structure of the Earth (Planet Earth)
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 2: Origin and Structure of the Earth (The Subsystem)
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 3: Minerals
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 4: Rocks
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 5: Exogenic Processes
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 6: The Earth’s Internal Heat
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 7: Magmatism
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 8: Changes in Mineral Components and Texture of Rocks (Metamorphism)
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 9: Igneous Rocks: How Are They Formed?
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 10: Movements of Plates and Formation of Folds and Faults
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 12: Relative and Absolute Dating
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 13: Geologic Time Scale: Relative and Absolute Dating
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 14: Geologic Timeline
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Modules 15-17: Geologic Processes and Hazards
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 18: Hydrometeorological Phenomena and Hazards
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 19: Marine and Coastal Processes
Earth and Life Science Quarter 1 – Module 20: Mitigation to Coastal Processes and Hazards

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