This guide helps pre-college teachers use the geological map of California in their classroom. The beautiful map (found here and here) can give valuable information when correctly interpreted. Explore the features of the maps and ask questions to stimulate exploration and curiosity.
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California CGS Map Presentation Guideline
Use the powerful program Google Earth to explore local geology! View recent earthquakes, volcanoes around the world, plate boundaries, and more. Includes handout, instructions, worksheet, and links to updated Google Earth files.
BAESI Google Earth Plate Tectonics Clicking the link will download a Word (.DOC) file.
The original file for this exercise is too large to host on this site. However, you can download up-to-date maps from the USGS on their Google Earth/KML Files page.
In this map-based worksheet, students use a simple map to measure distances and relate them to geological time.
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San Andreas Fault worksheet