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This course module is a multimedia program designed to prepare adult students for Grade 12 science courses, primarily Canadian Aboriginal students who may not have been successful with traditional methods of learning science. The program consists of a seven-unit CD-ROM, printed instructor and student manuals, on-line testing, and a website with module overviews, objectives, and additional links and ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Educational theory and practice, Physics
 
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This resource is an outline of a course on optical mineralogy. Topics include Properties of Light, Refractometry, Isotropic Materials, Anisotropic Minerals, Optical Properties, Uniaxial Minerals, and Biaxial Minerals. This website features tables with the optical properties of many minerals, along with thin section photographs and lecture notes. The website would be useful for students of mineralogy ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Course, Syllabus
Subject: 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 is the home page for the petrography and petrology class at Brock University. The site presents general information about igneous petrology, nomenclature and classification information, modal and normative analysis, and the chemistry of igneous rocks. Further topics discussed include fractionation, hybridization and assimilation, and fractional crystallization, as well as types of metamorphism, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This site is the home page for an igneous and metamorphic petrology class at Union College. Features on the page include slide shows, lab exercises, exam study guides, field trip information and photo galleries. Special topics featured on the site include New England igneous and metamorphic rocks, the Skaergaard intrusion, Norwegian eclogites, the Stillwater complex, and Icelandic volcanoes. There ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Lab activity, Course, Syllabus, Photograph
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This site is intended to provide a learning environment for college level students interested in learning about the Earth and how the Earth'system works. It is designed to support three courses offered by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, but its resources could be used in a variety of ways. The site contains a variety of large data sets designed to help students ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Course, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Hydrology, Physical oceanography
 
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Looking at the Environment is a one-year high school environmental science course that employs geographic visualization and data analysis tools in an inquiry-based approach to science education. Investigations in Environmental Science places students in the role of environmental scientists. It engages them in investigations of realistic environmental problems, in which they must make recommendations ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Course, Curriculum, Lesson plan, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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This is the home page for a geomorphology course for upper level undergraduates and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. The site contains a syllabus, course goals and objectives, illustrated lecture notes, a course schedule and policies of the class. Topics covered include stream flow, karst landscapes, glacial landforms, soil properties and slope stability. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Presentation / Demo, Syllabus
Subject: Cryology, Physical geography, Geology, Hydrology, Soil science
 
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This web site is maintained by John Winter of Whitman College, and contains 31 PowerPoint presentations for an igneous and metamorphic petrology course. The course and the lectures are keyed to his text, An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. The PowerPoint presentations are organized by chapter and contain many maps, graphs and illustrations. Each chapter is a separate PowerPoint file ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific, Map, Software
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This site is the homepage for an introductory petrology class. It contains notes and self-directed exercises which complement the lectures and laboratories of the class. It also features an explanation of the rock cycle, an overview of petrology, and tables listing structural and compositional properties of the earth. There are links to short instructional notes on each of the three petrologic disciplines, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Course, Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Structural geology
 
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