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Section 6
Structural Geology and Your Community

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm: Florida, Section 6: Structural Geology and Your Community.


Inquiring Further

  1. To learn more about the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, visit the following web sites:

    Geology of Grand Teton National Park Wyoming, Winona State University
    Describes the rocks, structures, and geologic history of the Grand Tetons.

    Rocks of the Teton Range, Winona State University
    Geologic map and cross section of the Grand Teton National Park.

    Geology Field Notes - Grand Teton National Park Wyoming, NPS
    Describes the geologic history of the Grand Teton National Park.

  2. To learn more about careers in structural geology, visit the following web site:

    Careers in the Geosciences, AGI
    Overview of the major geoscience disciplines in which geoscientists work, including structural geology.

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Resources

To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:

Forces in the Earth's Crust

Plate Tectonics, Volcano
View a slide show with color photos and descriptions about plate tectonics. Site includes a list of sample lesson plans, key concepts, references, and activities.

Birth of the Himalaya, NOVA
Learn more about the tallest mountain in the world. This page is part of an entire site dedicated to Mount Everest.

Faults and Folds

Visual Glossary, USGS
Provides diagrams that show normal, reverse, and strike-slip faults.

What Is a Geologic Fault?, Windows to the Universe
Overview of normal, reverse, and strike-slip faults.

Folds, Georgia Perimeter College
Provides examples of the basic types of folds - anticlines and synclines.

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