GeoBlocks 3D - Interactive 3D Geologic Blocks

Stephen Reynolds, Arizona State University

This interactive tutorial is designed to help students visualize geologic features. The site contains many animated block diagrams that show how the surface expressions of dipping layers, folds, igneous intrusions, and faults are related to subsurface structure and cross sections. Blocks may be rotated, eroded, and made partially transparent by moving the mouse. There are also questions and blank worksheets for the answers.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations
Resource Type: Activities, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology