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Teaching Resources in Structural Geology
This collection of web-based teaching resources is intended to assist educators in teaching structural geology. There are sections of materials on basic structures (folds, faults, shear zones, and others), including picture galleries, a section on principles of rock organization (deformation and geometry), and a section on strain, how it can be seen in rocks, and how it can be quantified. A collection of virtual field trips introduces students to structures and tectonic evolution of some prominent sites around the world, and a special section introduces the structural geology of the western Alps. Other materials include a virtual structural field mapping class, a section on rheology (the science of the deformation and flow of matter), and a collection of links to external sites with additional information.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Educational
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Mineralogy or petrology
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
Some documents require Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright - School of Earth and Environment. University of Leeds.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-289
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Robert Butler
School of Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

Author: Dr Martin Casey
School of Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

Author: Dr Geoff Lloyd
School of Earth and Environment
University of Leeds

Author: Dr Andrew McCaig
School of Earth and Environment
University of Leeds