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This collection of digital resources includes web sites that can be useful for teaching and learning structural geology at the undergraduate level.


We invite you to contribute internet resources that are useful for teaching structural geology at the undergraduate level, whether they relate specifically to teaching structural geology or simply provide support for teaching structural geology.


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Table of Deformation Mechanisms and Processes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains a large table of deformation mechanisms and processes. Included in the information are the atomic scale of the process, diagnostic microstructures associated with the process, ...

Igneous Rocks of the Continental Lithosphere part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These lecture notes present a discussion of mineralogical classification of granitic rocks, definitions of hypersolvus and subsolvus granites, tectonic and chemical classification, and depth of ...

An Introduction to Structural Methods part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Tasa website features a DVD-ROM that helps students improve spatial reasoning skills while applying structural concepts. The DVD includes 3-D diagrams, geologic maps, interactive quizzes, ...

Case Studies: How to Link Teaching with Research and Consultancy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides resources for teachers who are looking for methods to incorporate student research projects into their teaching. The site provides several case studies of how research has been ...

Introduction to Petrography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Introduction to Petrography homepage from the University of Houston contains a variety of instructional materials. Topics covered include tectonics, the rock cycle, mineralogy, sedimentary, ...

Earth Science Education Activities: Prof. Larry Braile part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This collection of activities and lesson plans covers grade levels 7-12, with notes on how some of the plans might be adapted for other age groups. Topics fall mainly within tectonics, with some ...

Microstructures and Deformation Mechanisms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the first in a series of lectures for a microstructures short course. These illustrated lecture notes introduce the topic of microstructures and discuss a variety of deformation mechanisms ...

Structure of the Earth and the Origin of Magmas part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This set of lecture notes covers several topics relating to the earth's interior. Seismic waves and the earth's internal structure are discussed. Several mechanisms for the origin of magma are ...

Introduction to Metamorphism part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 83-slide PowerPoint presentation introduces metamorphic agents and changes. Stress, strain, tension, compression, and shear are discussed as well as the lineation or foliation that results from ...

Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. This 37-slide presentation starts by presenting a generalized map of the earth's rift system. The composition of ...

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