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This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation provides an introduction to the structure of the earth in the context of the generation of igneous rocks. Slides in the presentation cover the composition of layers of the earth, P-wave and S-wave velocities through layers of the earth, pressure and heat characteristics of the earth, and regions of igneous ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers classification of phaneritic igneous rocks, gabbroic rocks, ultramafic rocks, pyroclastic rocks and volcanic rocks using triangular diagrams, and classification of igneous rocks based on total alkalis vs. silica. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation explains how igneous textures form and provides many pictures of igneous textures in microscope view. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Photograph
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation illustrates the structural and field relationships of igneous rocks and igneous processes in pictures, cross-sections, and plan view diagrams. Topics include pyroclastic flows, explosive volcanism, flow area, columnar jointing in basalt, feeder dikes and vents, and numerous other concepts pertaining to igneous ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Structural geology
 
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This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers basic subjects of thermodynamics. These subjects include energy states, phases, Gibb's free energy, enthalpy, entropy, temperature, and pressure vs. temperature graphs. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Physics
 
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This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers the crystal behavior of melts through the phase rule, pressure/temperature diagrams, isobaric temperature/weight percentage diagrams, two component eutectic systems, and binary peritectic systems. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers isobaric ternary T-X diagrams (An-Di-Fo), liquidus, intensive variables, cotectic, peritectic, and cooling paths. Solid solution and 4 component diagrams are described as well as the effect of water on melting temperatures. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation includes a diagram describing how modern spectrographic instruments sample emitted radiation and absorbed radiation. Further topics include the abundance of major, minor, and trace elements in the earth's crust, CIPW norm, bivariate diagrams (Harker diagrams), ternary AFM diagrams, the basalt tetrahedron, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This 93-slide PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation discusses the compatibility of elements, addressing Goldschmidt's Rules, fractionation, and bulk distribution coefficients. Other topics described include batch melting, fractional crystallization, Rayleigh fractionation, rare-earth elements, large-ion-lithophile and high field strength elements. ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers the origin of basaltic magmas. Two types of basalt in ocean basins are compared (tholeiitic and alkaline). Composition of mantle-derived magmas and sources of mantle material are listed. Discussion of how the mantle melts, touching on the contribution of volatiles, pressure and composition, is included. ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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