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Strike-Slip Fault—Student Activity Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7374

Price: $85.60

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Strike-Slip Fault Laboratory Kit for Earth science and geology contains easy-to-use fault models that graphically depict how opposing geologic forces can cause rock to break and move horizontally, forming strike-slip faults.

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Have students create and explore geological faults—without leaving the classroom! Easy-to-use fault models will graphically depict how opposing geologic forces can cause rock to break and move horizontally, forming strike-slip faults. Realistic simulation will introduce students to strike-slip fault types, shearing and how changing plate boundaries can cause earthquakes. Although the activity will only take minutes to perform, students will see how landforms have shifted over millions of years! Includes five complete fault models, sand, tamper plates, complete student instructions with easy-to-perform experiments and comprehensive teacher notes.

Complete for five student groups.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Food dye, blue, 15 mL
Sand, 2 kg
Black rubber cap, ½" diameter, 5
Electrophorus handle, 5
Flat washer, ¼" i.d., ⅝" o.d., 10
Plate, 3¾" x 3¾", 5
Sandstone, red, fine-grained, pkg/10
Teaspoons, plastic, 5
Tray half cut lengthwise, 10
Weld nut, 10-32, ¾", 5


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
MS-ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
HS-ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
HS-ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.
HS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to illustrate how Earth’s internal and surface processes operate at different spatial and temporal scales to form continental and ocean-floor features.