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When plate tectonics causes part of the Earth's crust to compress, as in a zone of collision, or to extend, as in a zone of rifting, faults must form to help accomplish this task. While the deeper layers of rock, due to extreme heat and pressure, can fairly easily deform to accommodate the stretching of rifting or the compression of collision, the brittle rock of the uppermost crust must break and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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"The Maximum Fault Hike" on this page has a guide for a hike in the Borah fault area (in Idaho), in a location with a number of horst and graben structures. Full description.
Grade level: Informal, General public
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for field trip
Subject: Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology, Structural geology
 
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This virtual tour of the Hayward Fault extends from the city of Fremont, California towards the southern end of the fault. Many photos show evidence of offset and damage to natural and man-made features caused by creep along the fault. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Lab activity, Case study, Field trip - virtual
Subject: Geology, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This activity consists of four exercises that deal with the partitioning of slip within scenarios involving two or more faults. The first three are hypothetical situations; the last activity focuses on the plate boundary in southern California. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Informal, General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Problem set
Subject: Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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This page has several animated cross sections which illustrate common structural models. The animations illustrate the development of fault bend folds, duplexes, fault propagation folds, and normal faults. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Structural geology
 
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This game has students simulate the propagation of S and P waves after an earthquake and use the lag between these to determine where in the simulation the earthquake occurred. Students stand in lines holding hands with those at the ends working as seismometers to record how long it takes P- and S-waves to reach them. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Index / Bibliography
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology, Geophysics
 
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In this lesson students will learn about tectonic plate movement. They will discover that we can measure the relative motions of the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate along the San Andreas Fault. Students will be able to compare and contrast movements on either side of the San Andreas Fault, calculate the amount of movement of a tectonic plate over a period of time, and describe the processes ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity
Subject: Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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Since large fault ruptures require the build-up of a great deal of stress, many years pass between repeated surface ruptures on a single fault. The average time between such ruptures, known as the recurrence interval of that fault, is a useful measurement for assessing both the slip rate of the fault and the risk the fault presents. This activity contains three exercises. In the first, students study ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This activity is designed to show how faulted rocks at an outcrop can provide evidence of the size and direction of the forces which produced the fault and to simulate the movements which produce faulting in rock structures. Students will discover that when pressures are applied to solid materials they may bend or break. When sands or sandstones bend, folds are produced and when they break, faults ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Geology
 
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In this activity students explore the difference between brittle and ductile deformation in everyday materials and how material behavior is influenced by temperature and the rate of deformation. They then apply the same concepts to rocks and to the occurrence of earthquakes and mountain ranges at plate boundaries. Students will understand that rocks are forced to change shape at tectonic plate boundaries, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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