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Below is a sample breakdown of the Rock Deformation & Mountain Building chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Types of rock stress||Tensional stress, compressional stress, shear stress, ductile and brittle rock|
|Tuesday||Phases of deformation||Elastic deformation, ductile deformation and fracture|
|Wednesday||Geological folds||Anticline, syncline and monocline folds; domes and basins; symmetrical, asymmetrical, isoclinal, overturned, recumbent and chevron folds|
|Thursday||Geological faults||Normal, reverse and strike-slip faults|
|Friday||Mountain types||Fold and dome mountains, erosional mountains, fault block mountains, volcanoes and hotspots|
1. Rock Deformation: Causes and Types
In this video lesson, you will learn about how rock can be deformed from stress and the effect this has on the rock. You will identify different types of deformation based on the composition of the rock as well as external stress factors.
2. Geological Folds: Definition, Causes & Types
Under the right conditions and over millions of years, rock can be deformed so that it is folded into a different shape. In this video lesson, you will identify different types of folds as well as what causes them to occur in rock.
3. Geological Faults: Definition, Causes & Types
In this video lesson, you will identify different faults and the types of stress that cause them. You will also see examples of the effects these faults have on the landscape.
4. The Processes of Mountain Building
In this video lesson, you will learn about the process of mountain building. You will identify different ways that mountains form, as well as the different types of mountains that result from this process.
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