This Fault Formations lesson plan also includes:
The San Andreas Fault moves about two inches a year, approximately the same rate fingernails grow—crazy! The third lesson plan in the series allows for hands-on exploration of various fault formations. Through the use of a Popsicle stick, clay, and push boxes, scholars observe and record tension, compression, and shearing faults.
- Demonstrate the proper way to complete step 12 as the instructions are likely to confuse students
- Instructor needs to build a push box for every set of four students before the class begins; the lesson does not include instructions, but they can easily be found online
- Relies on knowledge from the first lesson in the series, so they should be completed in order
- Lesson is in the 5E format
- Uses cheap materials that are easy to obtain
- Link to photo reference no longer works