How can we model faulting in the classroom?
Video lecture demonstrates the use of foam faults to demonstrate faults, and a deck of cards to demonstrate folds and fabrics in rock layers. Different types of faults include: normal (extensional) faults; reverse or thrust (compressional) faults; and strike-slip (shearing) faults.
- How can I demonstrate plate tectonic principles in the classroom?
- What forces are acting on the earth that result in different types of faults?
- Can you name the three basic types of faults?
- Is a reverse fault caused by tension, extension or shearing?