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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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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 ...

Geology of the Bighorn Canyon--Hardin Area, Montana and Wyoming part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This USGS Bulletin provides a descriptive analysis of the geology of the Bighorn Canyon in the Hardin area of Montana and Wyoming.

Developing Geoscience Student-Learning Centered Courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper from the Journal of Geoscience Education discusses the development of courses that were designed with a focus on how students learn new content. Specific strategies include establishing ...

Journal of Geoscience Education special issue on Student Thinking about the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The papers included in this volume represent a significant contribution to the literature on student conceptions, cognition, and conceptual change specifically related to the geosciences. A wide ...

Cooperation and Competition: Theory and Research part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book summarizes, via meta-analysis, over 750+ studies on the issues surrounding use of collaborative learning in the classroom. Further, the book summarizes outcomes in terms of three broad ...

Behavior and Ecology of the Northern Fur Seal part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book contains very detailed information about the ecology and behavior of Callorhinus ursinus, the northern fur seal. Information provided in this book is based on the long-term study of ...

Journal of Natural Toxins part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The Journal of Natural Toxins (JNT, 1992-2002) published original papers on all aspects of toxins, allergens and related compounds of natural origin, including toxicological research on any natural ...

Basaltic Volcanism in the Bering Sea: Geochronology and Volcanic Evolution of St. Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper discusses the volcanic history and evolution of St. Paul Island. Geologic information is provided about the tectonic setting of the Pribilof Islands, structural geology, and the timing and ...

Evolution of Crust and Mantle Beneath the Bering Sea Region; Evidence from Xenoliths and Late Cenozoic Basalts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper describes late Cenozoic volcanic centers located throughout the Bering Sea region of Alaska. A very detailed discussion of the geochemistry of mantle xenoliths is provided along with ...

Geomagnetic Polarity Epochs; Pribilof Islands, Alaska part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper compares geologic, radiometric, and paleomagnetic methods of dating and stratigraphic correlation in the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. Detailed information on radiometric dating of basalts is ...


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