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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 semester-long course is designed to introduce science undergraduates to ocean and climate related processes that can be used to teach general physical concepts (e.g. density, buoyancy, pressure, heat and temperature, waves), using a variety of hands-on activities. Students will be introduced to pedagogical methods that will give them the tools to communicate their science knowledge to broader ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Syllabus
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Hydrology, Physical oceanography
 
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This is a website for an introductory astrobiology course. The website contains entertaining, illustrated lecture notes, homework, exam keys, links, and syllabus. Users can follow links to course materials, lecture notes and student designed webpages. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Syllabus
Subject: Biology, Geology, History and philosophy of science
 
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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 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 is the homepage for a course focusing on evolution, the nature of science, and how to write well. The course focuses on Burgess Shale and starts with "Wonderful Life" (Gould, 1989), to study arthropods, evolution, and geologic time from this point, but also analyze why Gould is such an effective writer. The course web site contains the syllabus, descriptions of assignments, links to helpful and ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Course, Syllabus
Subject: Biology, Geology
 
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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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An introductory course on general meteorology, primarily for the non-science major. The physical nature of the atmosphere is presented in a visual and descriptive manner. Lecture screens with hyperlinked background material are available at the site and as downloadable files. Topics include heat transfer and energy in the atmosphere, temperature, water vapor, cloud formation, wind systems, air masses ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Course, Syllabus
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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