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Crystal Chemistry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture from Tulane University that explores atoms and how they interact with one another to determine the physical and structural properties of crystals. Topics include atoms, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Minerals Under the Microscope part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of optical mineralogy. Topics include the polarized light microscope, mineral shape and cleavage, relief, color and pleochroism, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Optical Mineralogy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is a 43 page pdf document on the principals of optical mineralogy. Topics include light, the polarizing light microscope, the refractive index, optical classes and indicatrix theory, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Transmission Electron Microscopy Basics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This extensive site from the University of Liverpool is a set of resources based on the textbook Transmission Electron Microscopy - Basics by D.B.Williams and C.B.Carter. The tutorial is designed to ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Web Course Notes and References, Transmission Electron Microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Electron Microscopy Outreach Program features a course devoted to transmission electron microscopy. The course is organized by chapters and covers the principles, design and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Characterization and Identification of Mineral Unknowns: A Mineralogy Term Project part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article discusses single term undergraduate mineralogy course completion of a project involving the characterization and identification of mineral unknowns. These identifications are based on ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis, Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources, :Overview/Summary, Course Information

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

Optical Mineralogy in a Modern Earth Sciences Curriculum part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article from the Journal of Geoscience Education discusses the author's belief that changes in the perspectives of geoscience education and the necessity to accommodate students with ...

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

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