The Erosion and Deposition Cycle

Science, Grade 6


Table Of Contents: The Erosion and Deposition Cycle

1. Steps of the Erosion and Deposition Cycle
The cycle of erosion and deposition has many steps. First, weathering breaks down rock, and then erosion transports the material. Deposition occurs and sediments begin to accumulate. Over time these sediment layers lithify and become stone.
2. Sediment Deposited in the Ocean
Sometimes the erosion and deposition cycle is repeated. Sediment eventually makes it way from the high points of continents, down through rivers, and into oceans.