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A Model of Plate Faults

For Teachers 6th Standards
The San Andreas fault is one of the longest fault zones in the world. In a series of 20 lessons, the fourth lesson has pupils use a paper model to recreate various types of plate faults. Each is held in position then drawn into a science...
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It's Not Your Fault

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine how to measure the movement of the plates along the San Andreas Fault. Students calculate the movement of tectonic plates over a period of time and describe the processes involved in the occurrence of earthquakes along...
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Spaghetti Fault Model

For Teachers 6th Standards
Does increasing the pressure between two moving plates provide a stabilizing force or create more destruction? The hands-on lesson encourages exploration of strike-split fault models. The sixth lesson in a 20-part series asks scholars to...
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Puzzle of the Plates

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research tectonic plates and their movement. In this plate lesson, students describe the motion of these plates and the boundaries between them. They look into the San Andreas Fault and explore the earthquakes associated to this...
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Fault Formations

For Teachers 6th Standards
The San Andreas Fault moves about two inches a year, approximately the same rate fingernails grow—crazy! The third lesson in the series allows for hands-on exploration of various fault formations. Through the use of a Popsicle stick,...
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Slip Sliding Along

For Teachers 6th Standards
The San Andreas Fault is the largest earthquake-producing fault in California. In the seventh lesson in the 20 part series, pupils create maps of California, focusing on the San Andreas Fault system. The comparison of where California is...
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Faulting and Folding

For Students 5th - Higher Ed
In this film instructional activity, students complete sentences with information from the movie Faulting and Folding. Students follow along with their instructional activity as they watch the movie.
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Comparing the New Madrid and San Andreas Fault Zones

For Students 7th - 10th
In this faults worksheet, students use an earthquake reference sheet to find the numbers for a modified Mercalli and Richter scale. They compare the San Andreas Fault zone and the New Madrid fault zone on the United States map. They...
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It's Not Your Fault

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the San Andreas Fault, calculate its movements, and compare the movements on both sides.  In this earthquake lesson students use the Internet to track movement, and calculate movement using a spreadsheet. 
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Earth Shaking Events

For Teachers 6th Standards
The world's largest measured earthquake happened in 1960 in Chile, reaching a terrifying 9.5 magnitude on the Richter Scale. The second lesson plan in the 20-part series introduces earthquakes and fault lines. Scholars map where previous...
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Up and Down Fault Blocks

For Teachers 6th Standards
The Sierra Mountains in Nevada and the Tetons in Wyoming originally formed as fault block mountains. In order to visualize these fault blocks, pupils use construction paper to create layers of earth. They cut the paper models and form...
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Earthquakes: Second Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 2nd Standards
What causes earthquakes? Second graders learn about stresses from plate movement with a set of hands-on activities. After tracing fault lines on a map with yarn, class members create a paper plate model of Earth to show its layers and...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Geology and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
We can learn from the past to protect the future. Pairs look at two historical earthquakes: San Francisco, Calif., and Kobe, Japan. Pupils compare the two earthquakes and their impacts, then determine how engineers may use the...
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Earthquakes And Fault Lines

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss major causes of earthquakes and identify famous fault lines, access and map information about ten largest earthquakes in world from 1989 to 1998, and theorize about location of these earthquakes as they relate to Earth's...
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Moving the Earth

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders simulate the three primary types of fault movement lateral fault, reverse fault, and normal fault by positioning their hands and applying pressure to them to observe the similar action taking place in the Earth's crust.
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Why Are Earthquakes so Hard to Predict?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cell phones to crowdsource vibrations to warn of incoming earthquakes? Detectors to register high levels of radon-thoron isotopes? After detailing the factors that make earthquakes so difficult to predict, the narrator of a fascinating...
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Fault Features

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss the different kinds of faults in the earth's crust and examine photos of the San Adreas Fault. Working in groups, they experiment with fault making by placing fabric in a pan and filling the inside with wet dirt. When...
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Quake Clues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study earthquakes and how sediment accumulations are used for past information on earthquakes.  In this earthquake lesson plan students interpret sediment cores and describe turbidites. 
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What Are Minerals?

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young geologists on a trip through the rock cycle with this series of four earth science presentations. Beginning with an exploration of minerals and the different properties they exhibit, this resource goes on to explore...
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Earthquake Patterns

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify and interpret the cyclical nature of the Parkfield, California earthquakes. They then investigate and graph earthquake occurrences on the Mojave segment of the San Andreas fault and then on the Hayward fault in order to...
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Forces in Earth

For Students 5th - 8th
In this Earth's forces worksheet, students will review the characteristics of earthquakes, including types of faults. Students will interpret a seismograph read-out from an earthquake. Students will complete 10 fill in the blank...
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this geology worksheet, students will cut a map of California along the San Andreas fault line to see how California might change in the future. Then students will compare a world map from 50 million years in the future with a present...
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Los Angeles, California: ESL Lesson

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Take a trip to sunny Los Angeles with this vibrant ESL presentation. English learners study the attributes of L.A, such as beaches, palm trees, and the San Andreas Fault. Perfect for a unit about travel or geography, this is a great way...
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Off to the Future

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read a handout and predict the position of the San Andreas Fault far in the future. In this future world lesson, students use a map worksheet to demonstrate the path of the Pacific Plate millions of years from now.

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