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Teaching Box: Living in Earthquake Country
This teaching box is an online assemblage of related learning concepts that focus on teaching students about how and why earthquakes cause damage. These activities are presented as an inquiry exploration, in which...
What Is an Earthquake?: Dip Slip and Crustal Dimensions
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...
Understanding Earthquakes: Elastic Rebound Animation
This animation shows what happens to a road as lateral stresses accumulate and then are released in an earthquake. A downloadable version is also provided for offline use.
Strike Slip and Oblique Slip
This page provides an introduction to strike-slip and oblique-slip faults, including brief written descriptions and animated diagrams showing the relative sense of motion on these faults.
Teaching About Plate Tectonics and Faulting Using Foam Models
This teacher's guide provides directions for building three-dimensional models from foam blocks to demonstrate plate tectonic principles, plate boundary interactions and the geometry and relative motions of faulting of...
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