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View Resource Southern California Earthquake Data Center

To say that there are a few earthquake research centers in Southern California is a bit like saying that Chicago sits on a lake of some size. It's a bit of an obvious remark, but given that there are a number of such projects, it's important to take a look at some of the more compelling ones out there. One such important resource is the Southern California Earthquake Data Center, sponsored by a...

http://scedc.caltech.edu/index.html
View Resource Teaching Resources in Structural Geology

To some, the terms folds, faults, and shear zones might suggest a type of elaborate and cutting-edge style of origami. Those in the know will think immediately of the field of structural geology, and this site is a fine resource for information within that area of geology. Rob Butler, Martin Casey, Geoff Lloyd, and Andrew McCaig, all of whom work in the School of Earth Sciences at the University...

http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/structure/learnstructure/index.ht...
View Resource Evolution of Normal Fault Systems During Progressive Deformation

The geology teaching resources offered by the professional development initiative at Carleton College are uniformly quite strong, and this particular pedagogical resource is no different. Created by Professor Robert Burger at Smith College, this activity "is based on Quick Time movies and color digital photographs derived from sandbox experiments that produce normal faults in a variety of boundary...

https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/structure/activities...
View Resource Normal Faults in Sand in a Shoe Box

A great deal can be learned by observing a sand box, and this delightful instructional resource offers ample proof. This resource was developed by Betsy D. Torrez of Sam Houston State University and it is designed to help students use sandbox models "to investigate the characteristics of normal faults and parameters that influence their development." The resource is intended for use by students in...

https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/structure04/activiti...
View Resource Evolution of Normal Fault Systems During Progressive Deformation

The Teaching Structural Geology in the 21st Century website from Carleton College brings together lesson plans, interactive modules, and in-class evaluations that help college professors work more effectively with their students. This recent addition to the site comes from H. Robert Burger of Smith College. This activity is based on a series of Quick Time movies and color digital photographs, and...

https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/structure04/activiti...
View Resource Conjugate Fractures form in Clay

Understanding certain aspects of structural geology can be challenging for undergraduates, and the good people at "On the Cutting Edge" have worked to create this useful resource to help students and educators. This particular lesson plan was created by Paul Kelso of Lake Superior State University, and it was designed for students who have a bit of background knowledge of structural geology. The...

https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/structure04/activiti...