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Kohler Curves part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

An assignment teaching students about Kohler curves that enhances their quantitative skills.

Quantifying Groundwater Baseflow and Improving Math Skills through a Stream-Discharge Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities

A two-part exercise is presented where students quantify stream discharge and use the data to determine groundwater baseflow. They first use tedious hand calculations to compute discharge; then develop their own ...

Igneous Rock Compositions and Plate Tectonics part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

In this exercise, students use whole-rock major- and trace-element compositions of igneous rocks from a variety of tectonic settings and locations to explore the importance of plate setting in determining magma ...

Constraints and Implications of Groundwater Temperature on the Formation of Mississippi Valley-type Zn-Pb Deposits part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities

This assignment illustrates the role of groundwater in transporting heat and its implications for the formation of hydrothermal ore deposits. The assignment uses a combination of graphs and algebraic equations that ...

Mass Balance and Mineral Reactions part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

This is a short exercise to make sure that students understand mass balance and how the different starting assemblages may lead to different results after metamorphism. It is quick but not trivial.

Earthquake Shaking and Damage part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

This student homework and problem set has students quantitatively earthquake hazard, shaking and damage.

Metacognition Training through Think-Aloud Pair Problem Solving [TAPPS]: Two Lessons about Rivers part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Metacognition:Activities

Attached is a description of how to use "Think-aloud Pair Problem Solving" in a classroom. It is followed with two lesson plans on the topic of rivers.

The use of visualization and sketches of thin sections to encourage a better understanding of phase diagrams: Binary and ternary phase diagram exercises part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

In these homework exercises, students manipulate two- and three- component phase diagrams. At various points during their interpretation of melting or crystallization of a composition, they are asked to ...

Teaching Stable Isotope Geochemistry in an Undergraduate Petrology or Geochemistry Course part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

This assignment includes three reading assignments for students that (1) introduce the basics of stable isotope geochemistry, (2) explain carbon and oxygen isotopic shifts that result from volatilization and/or ...

An Isograd and Mixed-Volatile Exercise Using Data from the Ubehebe Peak Contact Aureole part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

This is a problem set for an introductory or advanced petrology course. It uses field data to help teach the determination and balancing of mixed-volatile reactions and locating isograds in siliceous dolomites in a ...

Introduction to Gibbs Energy part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

This is a short project that can be used in-class or as homework. It involves just a few questions and it is intended to help students understand the idea of Gibbs free energy.

Problem set: Constructing metamorphic phase diagrams using phase equilibria and the Clausius-Clapeyron equation part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

In this problem set students construct a P-T phase diagram for the aluminosilicate polymorphs based on experimental phase equilibria and application of the Clausius-Clapeyron equation. The problem set uses unit ...

Calculating a Simple Phase Diagram: Diamond=Graphite part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

This is a very short exercise designed to get students to understand how the Gibbs energy equation is used to calculate the location of a reaction in P-T space. I use it in-class and have students work on it in ...

Calculating Compositional Variation and Common Substitutions for Igneous and Metamorphic Minerals part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

This problem set uses Excel spreadsheets to calculate mineral formulae from analytical data (typically from the electron microprobe) using a variety of formulations that assume numerous variations of crystal ...

Anthropogenic Effects on Erosion part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Activities

This exercise investigates anthropogenic effects on erosion in two parts. The first is a discussion of a paper by Roger Hooke (2000) "On the history of humans as geomorphic agents." The second half ...

Humans as Geomorphic Agents part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Activities

An introduction to order-of-magnitude calculations and reading quantitative journal articles.

T-X Phase Diagrams part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

This is a 15 page tutorial and problem set designed to get students familiar with T-X diagrams, their implications, and uses.

Metamorphism of siliceous dolostone: An example from the Alta stock, Utah part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

In this exercise students study the low variance mineral assemblages from the contact aureole of the Alta stock to learn how rock and fluid compositions control mineral assemblages during contact metamorphism.

Schreinemakers Analysis - Problem #3: Analysis of an Invariant Point part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

This is a challenging Schreinemakers analysis problem.

Peritectic Phase Diagram part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

An exercise to help students figure out what is going on with peritectic phase diagrams. It is NOT trivial.