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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Mineralogy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This undergraduate course deals with principles and concepts fundamental to understanding the physical, chemical, crystallographic and structural properties of minerals. There is a syllabus, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site

Granitoid Rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 16-slide PowerPoint presentation discusses the characteristics of granitoid rocks including geographic occurrence, rare earth elements, enclave characteristics, pressure-temperature conditions, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geochemistry, Igneous Processes
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Continental Alkaline Magmatism part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 32 slide PowerPoint presentation presents a list of alkaline rocks followed by an in depth look at continental alkaline magmatism of the East African Rift system. A chemical, geographic, and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Mineralogy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the hoempage for a course on mineralogy at Auburn University. This course is designed as an introduction to the study of crystals, minerals, and assemblages of minerals (rocks). Specific ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site

Using Poetry to Teach about Minerals in Earth Science Class part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses a class which incorporates poetry into science teaching in order to expand the curriculum beyond content knowledge or process skills. In this ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Education, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information, Pedagogic Resources, Overview/Summary

Teaching Mineralogy from the Core to the Crust part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses revising the typical sequence of a mineralogy course in order to enhance retention of information and facilitate learning. Beginning with the ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information

Using Inquiry-Based Methodologies to Ease the Pain of Learning Mineral Formulae and Analytical Techniques part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article from the Journal of Geoscience Education discusses the use of constructivist-type approaches to the memorization of mineral formula and analytical techniques. The author shows that the ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Education, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Pedagogic Resources, Course Information, Activities:Project

Integration of New Methods into Teaching Mineralogy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article presents a revised mineralogy curriculum based on the course designers' reflections on appropriate content and on new learning methods and teaching ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Education
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Course Information, Pedagogic Resources

Teaching Process Mineralogy in Australia part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses new curriculum materials being developed for use in Australian undergraduate and postgraduate courses in process mineralogy. Funded by the ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Education
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Course Information, Pedagogic Resources

Igneous Textures part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation explains how igneous textures form and provides many pictures of igneous textures in microscope view. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

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