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This page first made public: Jun 1, 2012
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
Making block models with Visible Geology.
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Students evaluate the ambiguities of map patterns of faults.
Other skills goals for this activity
Description and Teaching Materials
For this exercise, you will need to do some exploring of Visible Geology yourself so that you are familiar enough with it to guide the students through its use. The students will make three visible geology models, which I have them print out and annotate with view direction, heave, throw, and strike separation (on the appropriate faces of the block diagram). They will write answers to the questions about the actual and apparent fault slip direction. Finally, they will test their knew respect for fault offset ambiguities on real fault offset patterns near Las Vegas Bay.Faulty Visualizations Instruction Sheet (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 125kB May1 12)
Las Vegas Bay portion (AI editable) (Illustrator 12.7MB May1 12)
Las Vegas Bay (PDF) (Acrobat (PDF) 12.8MB May1 12)
Entire Assignment (PDF) (Acrobat (PDF) 6.3MB May1 12)