Google Drawing: Fault Types and Forces
In this EdTech Earth Science activity students will use Google Drawings to create an image that demonstrates the three main types of earthquake faults, Transverse, Normal, and Reverse. They will find 2 real images of each type of fault. They will draw arrows pointing in the direction that the forces, shear, compression, and tension are moving on each image. They will also find and add an actual diagram of each type of fault. Finally students will label the hanging wall and footwall on each image except for the transverse/strike slip. Students will have a rubric by which they can follow to help them do it correctly and to see what expectations the teacher has for their work.
A rubric is included as well as teacher reflection and suggestion that might help you in your classroom implement this assignment well.