# [SOLVED] A Model of Three Faults

## [SOLVED] A Model of Three Faults

A Model of Three Faults

A+Model+of+Three+Faults+Lab (3)
Background Information: Faults are often (but not always) found near plate boundaries. Each type of
fault is often related to specific types of plate movements.
• Normal faults are often associated with divergent boundaries.
• Thrust faults are often associated with convergent boundaries.
• Strike-slip faults are often associated with transform boundaries.
The stresses and strains in the earth’s upper layers have many causes: thermal expansion and
contraction, gravitational forces, solid-earth tidal forces, specific volume changes because of mineral
phase transitions, etc. Faulting is one of the various manners of mechanical adjustment or release of
such stress and strain.
Materials:
Scissors Fault Model Color pencils
Construction paper Glue Stick
Procedure:
1. Color the fault model according to the color key.
2. Paste or glue the fault model onto a piece of construction paper.
3. Cut out the fault model and fold each side down to form a box with the drawn features on top.
4. Tape or glue the corners together. This box is a three dimensional model of the top layers of the
Earth’s crust.
5. The dashed lines on your model represent a fault. Carefully cut along the dashed lines. You will end
up with two pieces..
Coloring Key
Rock Layer – X: light green Rock Layer – Z: red Road: black Grass: dark green
Rock Layer – Y: yellow River: blue Railroad tracks:
brown
Modeling the Faults:
Normal Fault:
1. Locate points A and B on your model.
2. Move point B so that it is next to Point A.
3. Observe your model from the side (its cross-section).
4. Draw the normal fault as represented by the model you have just constructed.
1. Which way did point B move relative to point A?
2. What happened to rock layers X, Y and Z?
3. Are the rock layers still continuous?
4. What likely happened to the river? The road? The railroad tracks? Explain your answer.
Thrust Fault:
1. Locate points C and D on your model.
2. Move Point C next to point D.
3. Observe the cross-section of your model.
4. Draw the thrust fault as represented by the model you have just constructed.
Questions:
1. Which way did point C move relative to point D?
2. What happened to rock layers X, Y and Z?
3. Are the rock layers still continuous?
4. What likely happened to the river? The road? The railroad tracks? Explain your answer.
Strike-slip Fault:
1. Locate points F and G on your model.
2. Locate points F and G on your model.
3. Move the pieces of the model so that point F is next to point G.
4. Draw an overhead view of the surface as it looks after movement along the fault.
Questions:
1. If you were standing at point F and looking across the fault, which way did the block on the opposite
side move?
2. What happened to rock layers X, Y, and Z?
3. Are the rock layers still continuous?
4. What likely happened to the river? The road? The railroad tracks? Explain your answer.

Are you overwhelmed by your class schedule and need help completing this assignment? You deserve the best professional and plagiarism-free writing services. Allow us to take the weight off your shoulders by clicking this button.

Who Will Write your Paper

Tutor_Charles

Rating: 4.9/5    Reviews 377

Success rate 98%

Completed projects: 545

I am an experienced writer offering professional services across diverse fields. I provide quality work with strict adherence to the deadline.

Tutor_Dr. Edith

Rating: 4.8/5    Reviews 381

Success rate 97%

Completed projects: 490

I am an experienced writer with great research and analytical skills. Original quality paper and on-time delivery are guaranteed. Let's do this!

Tutor_Dr.Judy

Rating: 4.7/5    Reviews 316

Success rate 97%

Completed projects: 398

I am a professional writer with more than 8 years of experience. My mission is to provide you with high-quality paper in a timely fashion.

Tutor_Ian

Rating: 4.8/5    Reviews 371

Success rate 97%

Completed projects: 432

Hi, I deliver quality papers on time following all the instructions provided. Client's satisfaction is my priority. Welcome for plagiarism-free papers.

Tutor_Prof. Allan

Rating: 4.8/5    Reviews 400

Success rate 97%

Completed projects: 487

With over half a decade of academic experience, I'm committed both to efficiency and punctuality. If it's quality you're looking for, then I'm here to provide!

Tutor_Prof. Gabie

Rating: 4.9/5    Reviews 447

Success rate 96%

Completed projects: 546

A quality-driven, skilled writer with over 5 years of experience in various disciplines. I deliver plagiarism-free papers and content of impeccable quality, always original and always before the deadline!

Tutor_Sarah

Rating: 4.9/5    Reviews 427

Success rate 99%

Completed projects: 567

I have been a full-time freelance researcher and writer for a period of over 6 years. I have successfully completed over 1000 projects and assignments. I have had a good professional relationship with my clients. Try me today!

Tutor_Stella

Rating: 4.9/5    Reviews 305

Success rate 96%

Completed projects: 404

I am a proficient writer with knowledge across a wide range of academic disciplines. I guarantee quality, timely and original content.

Tutor_SylviaYoung

Rating: /5    Reviews 419

Success rate 98%

Completed projects: 506

Hi, count on me to deliver quality and exemplary papers. I will pay attention to all your instructions, and meet all your expectations.