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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 a clearinghouse for a variety of educational and supporting materials for teaching igneous and metamorphic petrology. Some features of the site are a collection of classroom and laboratory activities, teaching materials such as lecture notes and Power Point presentations, a database of geochemical instruments available for use at various institutions, a collection of petrology syllabi, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Clearinghouse, Email lists
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This site is a collection of interactive, inquiry-based learning exercises for variety of science topics. Activities are grouped by category and include earthquakes and seismicity, global warming, absolute dating, hydrology, and biology. Earth science tutorials and online laboratory activities feature photographs, maps, diagrams, interactive graphs, and helpful illustrations and animations that make ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Lab activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Tutorial
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Geologic time, Geology, Structural geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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The Minnesota Microprobe Remote Access Project is an initiative that allows real-time access to an electron microprobe using a standard World Wide Web browser. This project gives students, educators, and the broader scientific community access to this state-of-the-art instrument for both teaching and research purposes. The remote access system is especially useful for students because it permits them ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Lab activity, Presentation / Demo, Photograph, Video
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology, Technology
 
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This virtual five-day field mapping project allows students to construct a geological map from data provided by the web site. Students collect geologic, structural, paleontologic, strain and microstructural data observed at specific localities. Students are then able to derive a structural history for the area, including a field map, stereographs, and deformation plots. The site contains photographs ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lab activity, Field trip - virtual, Project
Subject: Geology, Structural geology
 
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This is a collection of 18 geology exercises that are designed for teachers with little or no geology background. Each exercise includes relevant background information, complete instructions, student handouts and answer keys. Topics include rock and mineral identification, Bowen's reaction series, crystal models, topographic maps, earthquakes, groundwater, oil exploration, plate tectonics and more. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Hydrology
 
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This site from the "On the Cutting Edge" workshop series offers a variety of resources for faculty members who teach undergraduate structural geology. There are collections of classroom activities, internet and computer resources, useful articles and maps, presentations from the summer 2004 workshop on teaching structural geology, working groups and a discussion forum, and lots of creative ideas for ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Educational portal
Subject: Structural geology
 
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This site from the "On the Cutting Edge" workshop series contains a collection of activities that can be used in undergraduate geochemistry courses. The collection includes lab exercises, classroom activities, problem sets and more. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Problem set
Subject: Geochemistry
 
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This collection, from the "On the Cutting Edge" workshop series, features educational resources useful for teaching undergraduate igneous and metamorphic petrology courses. The collection includes lab exercises, classroom activities, problem sets and more. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Problem set
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This site from the "On the Cutting Edge" workshop series contains a collection of activities that can be used in undergraduate structural geology courses. The collection includes lab exercises, classroom activities, problem sets and more. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Problem set
Subject: Structural geology
 
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