Information on the Great Rift System
grade levels: 9- C
view Idaho achievement standards for this lesson
The Great Rift system is a
group of fractures that are located in the Snake River Plain. It is a national
landmark. This activity should make students more knowledgeable about this landmark.
It is an activity that can be incorporated into any geology class.
Use the Digital Atlas of
Idaho. To get there: Click on Idaho Overview, then on Great
Rift System. Read through the site and click on the various links to observe
the pictures. Use this information to answer the questions.
These are links to access
the handouts and printable materials.
| Great Rift
The sample questions below are shown in the printed handout.
is the Great Rift System?
is King's Bowl and how did it form?
do all of the features that make up the Inferno Chasm Rift Zone have in common?
- How did
Wild Horse Crater form?
the formation of Split Butte.
- How did
Big Southern Butte, Middle Butte, and East Butte form?
are some of the other Rift Zones in the United States?
Lesson plan by James Scannell,
Idaho Achievement Standards (as of 7/2001) met
by completing this activity: