Google Earth Investigations of Folded and Faulted Landforms
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This page first made public: Dec 6, 2011
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
- Students should have an introductory knowledge of crustal deformation processes and basic faulted and folded landform features (such as: stresses, normal fault, reverse fault, syncline, anticline, plunging anticline, etc.).
- Students should have a cursory introduction to using Google Earth and should have the free program downloaded to a computer or laptop to use. A short background and introduction to Google Earth is included as a supporting document with this exercise.
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
To critically analyze and interpret the processes that formed specific landforms using the visualization tool along with supporting information.
Other skills goals for this activity
Description of the activity/assignment
Determining whether students have met the goals
Download teaching materials and tips
- Activity Description/Assignment: Google Earth Investigations of Folded and Faulted Landforms -- Activity (Microsoft Word 369kB Mar8 10)
- Solution Set: Google Earth Investigations of Folded and Faulted Landforms -- Solution Set (Microsoft Word 37kB Mar8 10)