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Ch 13: Rock Deformation and Mountain Building: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Rock Deformation and Mountain Building chapter of this College Earth Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master mountain building and rock deformation. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of rock deformation and mountain building.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college earth science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding rock deformation or working with the processes of mountain building.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about rock deformation and mountain building.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Rock Deformation and Mountain Building chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Rock Deformation and Mountain Building chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What are the different causes and types of rock deformation?
  • What are the different causes and types of geological faults and folds?
  • What are the different types of mountains, and how do they form?

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: Rock Deformation and Mountain Building: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Rock Deformation: Causes and Types

1. Rock Deformation: Causes and Types

When rocks break down from stress, they go through three main stages of deformation. Discover the types of stress rocks go through, the effects the environment has on rocks, and the differences between the elastic, ductile, and fracture stages of deformation.

Geological Folds: Definition, Causes & Types

2. Geological Folds: Definition, Causes & Types

Geological folds occur when compression bends rather than breaks rock. Learn the definition and causes of geological folds, and then discover the different types of folds and their classifications.

Geological Faults: Definition, Causes & Types

3. Geological Faults: Definition, Causes & Types

Geological faults are cracks in the Earth's crust where the tectonic plates move and rub against each other. Learn the definition of a geological fault, and then explore the causes and types of faults that exist.

The Processes of Mountain Building

4. The Processes of Mountain Building

There are a wide variety of mountain types, but not all mountains are built equally. Explore the different types of mountains--such as fold, dome, and fault-block mountains--and learn about the process in which mountains are created.

Strike-Slip Fault: Definition & Example

5. Strike-Slip Fault: Definition & Example

A strike-slip fault occurs as a fracture in the earth causes the parts to move parallel to the fracture itself in a side-to=side motion. Explore the different types of strike-slip faults through examples of this cataclysmic concept observed.

Mountain Ranges in India: Names & Regions

6. Mountain Ranges in India: Names & Regions

India is known for its lively cities and colorful markets but it also hosts the highest peaks in the world, Mount Everest and K2, located in mountain ranges that run through the subcontinent. Learn about the different mountain ranges in India, such as the Himalayas, Western Ghats, and Aravalli Range.

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