John Brady

Geosciences

Smith College

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Activities (4)

Making Solid Solutions with Alkali Halides (and Breaking Them) part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities
In this exercise, the class will grow a variety of crystals of the same mineral, but with different chemical compositions. These crystals will be made from mixtures of halite eNaCI)and sylvite (KCI) that are melted ...

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Phase Diagrams from Kitchen Chemistry part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
The main pdf file describes a series of lab or lecture activities using water, salt, ice, sugar, and alcohol that can be used to help students understand simple phase diagrams. The supporting pdf file contains ...

Enthalpy of Magmatic Crystallization part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
This is a problem set that gets students to think quantitatively about magmas. To be most effective, it should be done in conjunction with a showing of some or all (I recommend some...) of the movie ...

Graphing Chemical Data to Identify Fractional Crystallization part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
Students are given major-element, whole-rock chemical analyses from ten samples of lava from the 1868 eruption of Mauna Loa. They do not know sequence of eruption, only that the lavas came from the same volcano. ...