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Photographing Minerals

Dexter Perkins
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University of North Dakota
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This is a partially developed activity description. It is included in the collection because it contains ideas useful for teaching even though it is incomplete.

Summary

Students take digital photographs of mineral specimens and learn how to manipulate them with Photoshop.

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Context

Audience

This exercise is designed for a mid/upper-level undergraduate geology course on the principles of mineralogy.

Skills and concepts that students must have mastered

Students should have knowledge of basic chemistry and of minerals equivalent to what they would learn in an introductory geology class.

How the activity is situated in the course

This activity is the 25th of 36 mineralogy exercises and is used towards the end of the course.

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Description of the activity/assignment

Students take digital photographs of mineral specimens and learn how to manipulate them with Photoshop.

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