posted by Raven on .
(1)A geologist was studying rocks in a mountain range. She found a layer of sedimentary rock that had formed in the ocean. Hypothesize how this could happen.
My (Answer) Sedimentary rocks forms when sediments have been pressed or cemented together , or when minerals form from solutions. Its possible that the sediments or loose materials could have been moved from the mountain by wind or erosion into the ocean. This caused the sedimentary rocks to form in the ocean.
....And then when the rocks formed in the ocean they got up and walked the long journey back up the mountain side to sit where they could be found by the geologist who was studying rocks in the mountain range? Those rocks must have some tired feet.....
No. Either the area used to be covered in water, like Kansas. Or, more likely, the tectonic processes pushed the sedimentary layer upwards forming a mountain.