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Educational Resources for Teaching Petrology

Examining chromite horizons at the Stillwater mine

This collection of internet resources is intended to help faculty in teaching or designing petrology courses. Many of the resources are lecture notes or PowerPoint presentations that are illustrated with useful diagrams, graphs and figures. There are also course syllabi, petrology projects, and on-line galleries of photomicrographs.


Suggest a URL of an internet resource for this collection. These links may not necessarily have instructional activities associated with them, but they could support teaching of igneous and metamorphic petrology. Examples may include links to government agencies, professional societies, institutions, and include images, maps, databases, tools and reports.


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Visible Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a searchable collection of NASA Earth science images, animations and data visualizations. Most images are available at multiple resolutions, with a description of the image and ...

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, ...

Geomorphology from Space part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Geomorphology from Space is an out of print 1986 NASA publication edited by Nicholas M. Short, Sr. and Robert W. Blair, Jr. designed for use by the remote sensing science and educational communities ...

EarthScope part of SERC Web Resource Collection

EarthScope applies modern observational, analytical, and telecommunications technologies to investigate the structure and evolution of the North American continent and the physical processes ...

Mineral Resources On Line Spatial Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Ths portal allows users to view or download spatial data on regional and global geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and mineral resources. The data can be accessed by using interactive map browsers of ...

Earth Science World ImageBank part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This collection of over 1000 geoscience images is made available to the geoscience community and general public for the purposes of enhancing Earth education, and serving the community of science ...

Geology photo search page part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page contains a search engine to locate specific photos by keyword. All photos are freely downloadable and are at resolutions sufficient for power point.

Virtual Field Trips part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features virtual field trips. Topics include sedimentary structures, volcanoes, Death Valley, and ground water. Each field trip features photographs and descriptive text.

Effects of potential geothermal development in the Corwin Springs Known Geothermal Resources Area, Montana, on the thermal features of Yellowstone National Park part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This USGS Water Resources Investigation sought to determine if the use and development of geothermal water near Gardiner, MT could adversely affect Mammoth Hot Springs within Yellowstone National ...

Regional Ground-Water Flow Concepts in the United States: Historical Perspective part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper is a review of regional flow concepts. It's an excellent resource for starting a term-paper or project.

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