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Active Faulting in Idaho
This lesson introduces students to faulting from the Quaternary Period and the Holocene Epoch in the State of Idaho. They will examine a map showing the distribution of these faults and answer questions concerning groundwater circulation and earthquake potential, and determine which geologic province has the most neotectonically active faults (15,000 years or younger).
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
Student handout requires Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: EARTHQUAKE-000-000-012-554
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Digital Atlas of Idaho