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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 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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This is a short lesson about scarp formation. The answer is provided as an animated GIF. This example points out a general rule of fault-related geology: the apparent offset of a feature (in this case, level ground offset vertically) is not always an indication of the actual displacement (horizontal cutting of a pre-existing scarp) along a fault. This is one of the more extreme examples of that rule. ... 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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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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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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This site contains information about paleoseismology. In the world of earthquakes, 'ancient' translates to before the 20th century and before instruments were used to record earthquakes. The article takes a look at how paleoseismologists study the sediment around faults to help predict future earthquakes. It covers what faults are and the role they play in earthquakes, how paleoseismologists use sediment ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Natural hazards
 
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In this activity, students investigate the distribution of large earthquakes (magnitude greater than 6) in Southern California. Using online maps of earthquake epicenters in Southern California and the Los Angeles Basin, they will compare these distributions with historic distributions (1932-1996), and with respect to the locations of major fault traces. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Physical geography, Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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The prediction of earthquakes may be inexact, but it is vital, especially when large cities such as San Francisco or Los Angeles are threatened. The San Andreas Fault and two other faults, the Heyward and Calaveras faults, all have the potential to deliver a massive earthquake to the San Francisco Bay area. In this video segment, a seismologist explains the historical pattern of seismic activity in ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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