Petrology Activities and Examples Collection
This is a collection of educational resources used in igneous and metamorphic petrology courses. The collection includes lab exercises, classroom activities, problem sets and more. The purpose of this collection is to allow for the sharing of materials within the community of petrology teachers. You can
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Rock cycle in chocolate lab part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Pete Stelling, Western Washington University
This lab activity simulates the rock cycle with a piece of chocolate instead of actual rock. Students melt, crystallize, erode, lithify and metamorphose a single small block of chocolate. Along the way students ...
Florida River Project: Sedimentary and metamorphic rocks lab part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Kim Hannula, Fort Lewis College
This fairly traditional rocks-in-boxes lab has been incorporated into a semester-long project. At the end of the lab, students apply their rock-identification skills to rocks from their study area.
Physical Geology: Idaho Field Trip part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Simon Kattenhorn, University of Idaho
Optional field trip to local sites of geologic interest/relevance.
Physical Geology: Amazing GeoRace part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Simon Kattenhorn, University of Idaho
Allows introductory physical geology students the opportunity to examine various uses of geological materials in society, in a manner that is also fun and enjoyable.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Earth Materials and Ancient Cultures part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Wayne Powell, CUNY Brooklyn College
Students investigate properties of earth materials through the lens of art and archeology. It allows ties to other required core curriculum courses (particularly classics and art history), and integrates the use of ...
Rock-Tectonics synthesis lab part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Dori Farthing, SUNY Geneseo
This lab aims to draw together rock identification and plate tectonics as well as relative age relationships. It gets students to "be" geologists...looking at rock suites and trying to see how they fit ...
Atlantic City Mapping Project part of Cutting Edge:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities
Peter Knoop, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
The Atlantic City project combines magnetic and gravimetric surveys with standard geological field mapping techniques. Lack of outcrops and Banded Iron Formations (BIFs) are a key features of the mapping area, and ...
Welcome to Planet Oit! part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
This is an online adventure game in which players prospect for minerals on a virtual geologically realistic world. -
The Pet Rock Project - Developing Professional Communication in a Petrology Course part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects:Examples
Darrell Henry, Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University
Hydrogeology Field Investigation at the Confluence of the Snake River and Deer Creek, Summit County Colorado part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Annabelle Foos, The University of Akron
Hydrogeology Field Investigation at the Confluence of the Snake River and Deer Creek Annabelle Foos Geology and Environmental Science Department The University of Akron Akron Ohio 44325-4101 Intended Audience: ...
Petrology in the Field and Laboratory part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Undergraduate Research:Examples
Rachel Beane, Bowdoin College (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In this multi-week project, students collect samples in the field, analyze them using various tools and instruments, then present their results and interpretations.