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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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The destructive force of earthquakes has stimulated human inquiry since ancient times, yet the scientific study of earthquakes is a surprisingly recent endeavor. Instrumental recordings of earthquakes were not made until the second half of the 19th century, and the primary mechanism for generating seismic waves was not identified until the beginning of the 20th century. From this recent start, a ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text, Report
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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This site shows how to make paper models representing simple faults and illustrating some of the landforms associated with faulting of the Earth's crust. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This website provides an overview of the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) project, an initiative to drill into the fault in one of its most predictively active segments near Parkfield, California. Information accessible at the site includes a discussion of drilling methods, an introduction to the structure of the fault zone as it appears at Parkfield, and a discussion of earthquake prediction. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geology, Geophysics
 
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The Alaska Earthquake Information Center contains information on seismology and tsunami research, education and outreach projects, and earthquake preparedness. There are also maps, reports, and a database on recent earthquakes and a map of historical Alaskan earthquakes, active faults, and rupture zones. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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Some faults experience appreciable amounts of dip slip and strike slip simultaneously, and the nomenclature of these faults reflects this. This is an exercise regarding the nomenclature of faults that experience appreciable amounts of dip slip and strike slip simultaneously. In this activity, learners view animations of these faults and attempt to correctly interpret the sense of motion. Clicking ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This downloadable compilation of articles was originally published as a series of weekly features in The San Francisco Chronicle. They present some of the new understanding gained and scientific advances made in the century since the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Topics include lessons learned from the 1906 earthquake, the uses of seismograms, recognizing active faults, investigating faults ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material, Journal article
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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This demonstration of plate tectonic principles, plate boundary interactions, and the geometry and relative motions of faulting of geologic layers uses 3-D foam models. The models aid in visualization and understanding of plate motions and faulting because they are three-dimensional, concrete rather than abstract descriptions or diagrams, can be manipulated by the instructor and the students, and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Structural geology
 
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