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This homepage for an introductory physical oceanography course provides the class syllabus, an outline of clearly defined learning goals, and an interactive lecture schedule with links to text and graphics for each topic. Homework assignments, links to PDF and online versions of class text, and a detailed semester review including sample exam questions are also provided. Also featured is a list of ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Syllabus
Subject: Physical oceanography
 
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This homepage for a freshman astronomy class provides a detailed syllabus and clearly defined learning goals for students, not only about astronomy and the universe, but about how we make choices, as individuals and communities, in the face of risks. The page also features links to lecture topic "enhancers" in the form of text and graphics that augment in-class learning. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Syllabus
Subject: Space science
 
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This site provides the syllabus for Dr. Barb Dutrow's class, taught at Louisiana State University, entitled Earth Materials and the Environment. The course examines minerals and mineral dusts as both problems and solutions to environmental issues, as well as public policy. The syllabus includes direct links to required readings in the current literature, in-class overheads, and practice exams. The ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16)
Resource type: Syllabus
Subject: Environmental science, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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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 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 resource provides study directions and materials for a unit on deformation and creep as part of a lecture from a structural geology course taught by Dr. David McConnell at the University of Akron. The notes briefly cover microscopic deformation mechanisms, including microfracturing, cataclasis, frictional sliding, mechanical twinning, and kinking, as well as diffusion, dissolution, and dislocation ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16)
Resource type: Syllabus, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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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 site is the homepage for a petrology class. The primary feature of this site is a comprehensive set of lecture notes. There are 18 separate lectures encompassing igneous and metamorphic petrology and related topics. Lectures include text, figures, maps, and tables, and are available in either HTML format or as PDF files. 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: Course, Presentation / Demo, Syllabus, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This site consists of a series of modules for introductory geology. The site features useful, interactive animations for a large range of geology topics. There are lecture slide shows, quizzes, and interactive computer activities. Content is divided into lecture material and laboratory activities, and covers topics such as rocks and minerals, weathering, soils, geologic time, structural geology, plate ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Course, Module / Unit, Presentation / Demo, Syllabus, Illustration - scientific, Video, Glossary
Subject: Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Structural geology, Hydrology, Natural hazards, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography, Soil science
 
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