Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Fault

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4
Organization:United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Summary:This activity has students make a fault like out of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The sandwich is sliced at an angle, letting the instructor demonstrate the three types of fault lines: normal, thrust, and strike-slip. The layers of the sandwich represent offset layers of the earth's crust.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 4; Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.B; ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:4-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
Subjects: earthquake; elementary school; geology; k-3; k-4; k-5 geosource
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