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This guide provides instructions for educators on the classroom use of the Geochemistry of Rocks of the Oceans and Continents (GEOROC) database. GEOROC provides chemical and isotopic data for rocks, minerals, and melt/fluid inclusions that are used by scientists for a variety of purposes, including analysis and classification of samples, comparison of similar rocks from different parts of the world, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This web site is maintained by John Winter of Whitman College, and is an on-line companion to a mineralogy course. The web site contains a course syllabus, PowerPoint presentations and an Excel tutorial. Topics included in the PowerPoint presentations include basic symmetry concepts, 2-D and 3-D translations, crystal properties, and optical mineralogy concepts. Each PowerPoint file can be downloaded ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This site features Flash animations that illustrate various facets of the rock cycle. The visualizations depict rock-forming processes, such as erosion, transportation, deposition, cementation, crystallization, subduction, and eruption, that create sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. They also show cooling environments that result in varied crystal sizes and demonstrate igneous rock classification. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This website contains geologic maps of Kentucky, with a discussion of geologic time in regards to the rocks, minerals, fossils, and economic deposits found there. There are also sections that describe strata and geologic structures beneath the surface (faults, basins, and arches), the structural processes (folding and faulting) that create stratigraphic units, the geomorphology of the state, geologic ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Field trip - virtual, Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Structural geology
 
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