How Do Rocks Respond to Stress?

Daniel Barstow, Center for Earth and Space Science Education at TERC, Inc., McDougal Littell Inc.

This tutorial is part of the series of investigations and visualizations on the "Exploring Earth" website, which was designed to accompany "Earth Science," a high school textbook. This tutorial on stress covers brittle and ductile deformation, stress simulations, and geologic structures. Very clear animations and field photographs illustrate this tutorial. Students can move the cursor over each photograph to see an outline of the geologic structure shown.

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.

Cutting Edge
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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Structural Geology:Rheology/Behavior of Materials, Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Rheology/Behavior of Materials, Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Solid Earth:Structural Geology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology