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This activity has two parts: the first part will demonstrate the weaknesses of simple fault models (like block diagrams) in depicting the process of fault rupture accurately; and the second part is centered around a fairly simple animation of rupture propagation, seen by an oblique map view, that attempts to show more accurately what we should envision when we think about fault rupture. This activity ... 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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This lesson uses interactive diagrams of ground shaking from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake to teach students about the mechanics involved in the rupture of a fault and the propagation of seismic waves as an earthquake progresses. They will understand that earthquakes begin at a point; that a long section of a fault can rupture during an earthquake; that the earth shakes in all different directions ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Natural hazards
 
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Any single method for measuring the slip rate of a fault is subject to substantial errors, both in the accuracy of the method itself and in the interpretation of the results. Adding to the difficulty of reaching agreement between methods is the fact that the properties of faults (including slip rate) can change over time, or along the length of a fault. This exercise shows how different approaches ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Geophysics, Structural geology
 
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This activity is designed to familiarize the learner with the concepts of strike and dip, to make further studies of faults and fault models easier. It also introduces learners to a few key elements of seismology, which will be seen again later in much greater detail. Knowledge of how to solve basic trigonometric equations is needed for this activity. To describe a fault plane in simple terms, geologists ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Tutorial
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This classroom activity uses a cake to demonstrate geologic processes and introduce geologic terms. Students will learn how folds and faults occur, recognize the difference in behavior between brittle and ductile rocks, and attempt to predict structures likely to result from application of various forces to layered rocks. They will also attempt to interpret 'core samples' to determine subsurface rock ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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In this exercise, students investigate the evolution of Earth's surface over time, as governed by the balance between constructional (tectonic) processes and destructional (erosional) processes. Introductory materials explain the processes of degradation, including the concepts of weathering-limited versus transport-limited slopes, and diffusion modeling. Using the process of diffusion modeling, students ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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In this activity a special layered cake is used to demonstrate folding and faulting of sedimentary layers. As a result of this activity students will understand the mechanisms by which folds and faults occur within the earth's crust, recognize the difference in behavior between brittle and ductile rocks, and be able to predict the structure likely to result from application of various forces to layered ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This guide provides directions to locations in Hayward, California where visitors can see evidence of creep along the Hayward Fault. There is also information about the earthquake hazards associated with fault zones, earthquake prediction, and landforms associated with offset along a fault. The guide is available in downloadable, printable format (PDF) in two resolutions Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Guide for field trip
Subject: Geology, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This site is a module for introductory structural geology. The module is web-based and contains text, illustrations, exercises, interactive models, and animations. The module also contains laboratory exercises and a practice exam. Topics include stress and strain, faults, folds, and geologic maps. This site would be useful for teachers looking for interactive teaching tools, or could be used by students ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Module / Unit, Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Structural geology
 
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This interactive tutorial is designed to help students visualize geologic features. The site contains many animated block diagrams that show how the surface expressions of dipping layers, folds, igneous intrusions, and faults are related to subsurface structure and cross sections. Blocks may be rotated, eroded, and made partially transparent by moving the mouse. There are also questions and blank ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lab activity, Module / Unit, Tutorial, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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