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Mineral map of cuprite, USGS photo.

This collection of digital resources includes web sites that can be useful for teaching and learning geochemistry at the undergraduate level. Please tell us about your favorite web sites and we can add them to this collection.



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Hands-on Experiments To Test for Acid Mine Drainage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is an on-line prototype for a book aimed at teaching kids the effects of acid mine drainage on our environment through experimentation and observation. Experiments introduce litmus paper, pH ...

The Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Science Museum of Minnesota interactive site is designed to teach elementary school kids about the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. It addresses the questions what is a dead zone, what causes it, and ...

'Black Smokers' WebQuest: An Internet WebQuest on Hydrothermal Vents part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains a black smokers WebQuest where students in groups investigate one aspect of the science of black smokers. The WebQuest provides a separate list of links for each research role, ...

Geochemistry of the Solid Earth I: The Mantle and Core part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a chapter from a book on geochemistry by Dr. W. M. White that is used in a geochemistry course at Cornell University. The 39-page PDF document discusses the composition and evolution of ...

Global Change 1 Lectures part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Michigan lists the lectures and labs for the Global Change 1 course. Each lecture includes definitions and images that enhance the subject matter, and a self-test is ...

Radiometric Dating part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity leads students through derivations of the equations associated with radiometric dating: the radioactive decay equation, the half-life equation and the age equation. After the equations ...

Using Melting Ice to Teach Radiometric Dating part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, introductory geology students are challenged to a Sherlock Holmes-style mystery in which they construct their own decay curves of melting ice to determine time-zero. In the process, ...

Geo Sci 656 Problem Sets and Solutions part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is an advanced isotope geochemistry class page from Cornell, with five problem sets and corresponding solutions. The problem sets include exercises in graphing, dating, growth rates, nuclide ...

Asbestos Hazard Assessment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This interactive site introduces students to concepts related to asbestos and how geologists analyze asbestos in building materials. The site is divided into three components: the geology of ...

Radioactive Decay Calculator part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online calculator computes radioactive decay, timed decay, and timed solid disposal for a databank containing 116 isotopes. It also features University of British Columbia disposal limits and a ...

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