Monday 19 July 2010

Make a model to demonstrate transform faults

Transform faults are difficult for pupils to understand. Making this model will help them to see how these faults offset spreading ocean ridges and also offset the magnetic 'stripes'. Click here 'Model a spreading ocean floor offset by transform faults' for this latest free ELI+ activity. Transform faults are one of the three types of plate boundaries and are also called 'conservative plate margins'. The other two types are the constructive/divergent plate margin that form oceanic ridges and destructive/convergent plate margins where plates are subducted. Just look in the Earthlearningidea Keyword Index to find activities about all of these plate margins.

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