Interpreting T-X Diagrams
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This page first made public: Jan 18, 2006
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
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Content/concepts goals for this activity
Along the way, students learn that text book authors sometimes make mistakes. The figure in the handout is from Winter's Petrology. But Winter goofed and left some reactions off of the phase diagram.
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
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Description of the activity/assignment
The purpose of the exercise is for students to begin to think about T-X phase diagrams and how they are interpreted.
Along the way, students learn that text book authors sometimes make mistakes. The figure in the handout is from Winter's Petrology. But, Winter goofed and left some reactions off of the phase diagram.
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- Activity Description/Assignment (Acrobat (PDF) 195kB Jan18 06)
- Instructors Notes (Acrobat (PDF) 38kB Jan18 06)