This report describes how to build a model of the outer 300 km (180 miles) of the Earth that can be used to develop a better understanding of the principal features of plate tectonics, including sea-floor spreading, the pattern of magnetic stripes frozen into the sea floor, transform faulting, thrust faulting, subduction, and volcanism. In addition to a paper copy of this report, the materials required are a cardboard shoebox, glue, scissors, straight edge, and safety razor blade.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||How to build a model illustrating sea-floor spreading and subduction|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Denver, CO|