This 44 slide PowerPoint teaches about the stresses placed on rocks because of the movement of the tectonic plates. It describes and illustrates tensional stress which takes place on divergent boundaries, compressional stress which takes at convergent boundaries, and shearing stress which takes place at transform boundaries. The folding and faulting of the Earth’s surface is also presented. Words defined and discussed are tensional, compressional, and shearing stress, grabens, horsts, folding, monocline, anticline, syncline, faults, normal faults, reverse faults, and strike-slip faults.
I use this PowerPoint with a note taking guide that may be purchased separately. The note taking guide follows the PowerPoint and helps keep students engaged by filling in blanks while viewing and discussing the slides.