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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 ...

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 ...

Nano2Earth-The Nanoscience Curriculum Project at Virginia Tech part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web module from Virginia Tech creates an opportunity for teachers and students to learn about "cutting-edge" scientific research. In this project, an interdisciplinary team of ...

Countertop Chemistry Experiment 27: Radioactive Decay of Candium part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Science House simulates radioactive decay using M and M�s candy. The activity explains half-life and radio-active isotopes. A materials list, a table used to plot the decay of ...

Radiometric Dating part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site covers the use of radioactive decay as a clock to determine the age in years of events in earth history. The activity uses coin tosses to describe isotopes, both stable and unstable, and ...

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 ...

X-Ray Diffraction part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of London presents a tutorial on several methods of X-ray diffraction, including the powder, rotating crystal, and Laue methods Each section includes interactive Java ...

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, ...

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