Model of a Normal Fault

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Link to Resource: http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/model-normal-fault
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW); Geological Society of America (GSA)
Summary:A normal fault occurs when rocks break and move because they are being pulled apart. As the area is stretched, the rocks move along the fault. Each movement causes an earthquake. This model demonstrates how a block of rock is extended by a normal fault. 
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:4-ESS2-2; HS-ESS3-1; MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; earth science week; earthquake; geology; high school; middle school; natural hazards
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