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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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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 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Education
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Cerritos College Earth Science On-Line Tutorial Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site feature on-line tutorials on a variety of topics including earth materials, earth processes, landform identification, topographic map reviews, earth science math review and more. Students ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy, Tectonics, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Geology:Structural Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Geology Online Laboratory Manual part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The 16 labs in this manual cover specific subjects from a range of topics including mineralogy, sedimentology, litho- and biostratigraphy, vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, relative dating, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentary Textures , Stratigraphy:Lithostratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Stratigraphy:Biostratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Course Information:Course Site

Nanobacteria: Are They or Aren't They Alive? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This California State University lesson plan contains materials for a five-part activity regarding whether or not nanobacteria are alive. The case-study based activities include: What does it mean to ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Biofilms
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Classroom Activity, Project:Investigative Case Studies, Independent Research, Activities:Lab Activity, Project

Project ExCEL part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the Materials Science and Engineering department at Iowa State University features information about WebSEM. The site presents a scanning electron microscope (SEM) connected to the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Classroom Activity, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab Activity

Electron Microprobe Laboratory, University of Minnesota part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Minnesota Microprobe Remote Access Project is an initiative that allows real-time access to an electron microprobe using a standard World Wide Web browser. This project gives students, educators, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Audio, Activities:Lab Activity, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Computer Applications

Mercury Research in the USGS part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides links to USGS information about mercury sources, cycling and toxicity in the environment. The site features announcements about upcoming workshops and activities, fact sheets and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Collection

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 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies

Fairly Simple Geology Exercises part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a collection of 18 geology exercises that are designed for teachers with little or no geology background. Each exercise includes relevant background information, complete instructions, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Geoscience:Hydrology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity

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