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EARTH SCIENCE

Platte Canyon High School
Bailey, Colorado

Earth Science Lessons

ROCK DEFORMATION AND MOUNTAIN BUILDING
UNIT IX

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OBJECTIVES

A. List and define the tectonic forces associated with rock deformation
B. Define and compare the types of faulting of rocks
C. Define and compare the types of folding of rocks
D. Measure and state the dip and strike of a rock layer
E. Identify subsurface structures from surface geologic maps
F. Interpret the geologic history of an area based on geologic maps and stratigraphic
     data
G. Name and define the types of rock contacts and their significance in the
     interpretation of the rock record.
H. Explain the distribution and age of the major mountain belts in the world in
     relation to the theory of plate tectonics
I. Describe the evolution of a mountain belt, with emphasis on the Rocky Mountains
J. Discuss orogeny

LESSONS

   
   
   
   
   
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