Explore the types of faults (normal, reverse and strike-slip) and relate each to force type (tension, compression and shear) and the resulting plate boundary movement.
Explore how plate boundary location relates to earthquake occurrence.
LEQ: Number 2
Examine how when pressure builds up in the rocks along a fault it causes stress to occur. Eventually this build up of stress will overwhelm the rocks and cause them to break. When the rocks break, a portion of the fault will move and this movement causes an earthquake.
Describe the role of seismic waves distinguishing between primary, secondary and surface waves.
LEQ: Number 3
HOTS: Constructing Support or Inductive Reasoning could be used to demonstrate the ET LEQ.
Lesson Essential Question(s):
How does the rock cycle illustrate the formation of different types of rocks?