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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 ...

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 ...

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.

Two-Hundred Years of Hydrogeology in the United States part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This is a great reference book for anyone interested in the historical figures and concepts in hydrogeology. The report contains biographic information, old photographs, and describes the scientific ...

Roadside Geology of South Dakota part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This guidebook provides an overview of the geology of South Dakota. The book begins with an introduction to the basic geology of the state and then continues with explanations of geology and geologic ...

Geology and America's National Park Areas part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book serves as an introduction to the geology of National Parks and park systems in the United States. An array of photographs, maps, stratigraphic columns, charts, illustrations, and graphs are ...

Field Guide to Geologic Excursions in Southwest Montana part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This volume of field trips and road logs was published to accompany the Rocky Mountain section meeting of the Geological Society of America held in Bozeman, Montana. The field trips included in this ...

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 ...

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