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Forces in the Earth
This page discusses the three main forces (compression, tension, and shear) that drive deformation within the Earth. Students can click on an animation to see illustrations of each type. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-637
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'The Southern California Integrated GPS Network Education Module'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN)
http://scign.jpl.nasa.gov/

Contact: Maggi Glasscoe
Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN)