Activity 1: Strike and Dip
Practicing with Strike and Dip
It is sometimes difficult for students new to geology to understand the concept of strike and dip. The questions on this page along with the applet will help you understand these important geologic concepts. To change the dip of the geologic unit, move the top slider to the right or left. The strike can be adjusted by moving the bottom slider.


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Using the applet, answer the following questions:
  1. How is a unit with a dip of zero oriented?
  2. What effect does changing strike have on a unit with a dip of zero?
  3. What is its strike?
  4. What is the maximum dip a unit can have?
  5. How is a bed with such a dip oriented?
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