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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). Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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In this activity, students will learn how rock layers are folded and faulted and how to represent these structures in maps and cross sections. They will use playdough to represent layers of rock and make cuts in varying orientations to represent faults and other structures. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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In this activity, learners will evaluate seismic activity along major San Francisco faults using satellite images and a fault map of San Francisco. They will identify a location where new housing can be built that is as close to downtown as possible, but far away from active faults. Links to the image and map are provided. This activity is part of the Event-Based Science (EBS): Remote Sensing Activities. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Module / Unit
Subject: Geology, History and philosophy of science, Technology
 
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This resource offers animations depicting the defining motions of five different types of faults. Also included is a data visualization showing the geographic patterns of faults and earthquakes, and a documentary video which discusses a series of great earthquakes that occurred between 1811 - 1812 and includes an animation of how the Mississippi River Valley was created. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Video, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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The orientation and sense of slip of faults in an area is largely dependent upon the tectonic forces present in that area. In this exercise learners are shown several idealized fault-block models and asked to interpret the sense of movement along certain fault planes within a given tectonic environment. Clicking on the images provides the correct answers. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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In this activity, students will learn why and how rock layers are folded and faulted and learn how to represent the structures in maps and cross sections. They will layer four colors of playdough to represent a horizontally layered rock mass with the oldest layer on the bottom. By pushing on the playdough block from two opposite sides, the students apply a compressive stress resulting in the folding ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This visualization tool aids researchers and educators in understanding the tectonic activity of our planet for the past 1 million years. DTAM is a Geographical Information System (GIS) that displays a realistic synoptic view of present global tectonism by filling in the cartographic gap between conventional geological maps and plate reconstruction maps. This integrative technique provides a new and ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map
Subject: Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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A part of the United States Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology (USGS CMG) Program, this site has a 72 second video clip taken from video 6 (Plate Dynamics) of the 'Earth Revealed' geocscience series produced by Annenberg/CPB Resources. This clip introduces the transform fault using the San Andreas as an example, and is archived and cross referenced in the CMG's InfoBank. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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This research group at University College Dublin carries out scientific research on all aspects of faults and fractures and applies the results to practical problems, principally in the fields of hydrocarbon and minerals exploration. The site features a list of research projects, abstracts, and information about fault analysis software. For teachers and students, there are photographs of faults and ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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Although the San Andreas Fault is the longest and one of the most active fault zones in California, it is not responsible for every earthquake in the state. This video segment describes the geologic setting of the San Andreas fault and a network of other active faults, particularly thrust faults, closer to Los Angeles, and explains why these may present a greater danger to the city than the San Andreas ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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