Dave Hirsch

Geology

Western Washington University

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Activities (7)

Learning pseudosections with Perplex part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples
This is a set of five assignments that build upon each other to teach students how to use Perplex to make pseudosections.

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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Mineral Properties Sheets part of Cutting Edge:Mineralogy:Activities
This activity consists of a set of 69 mineral sheets to be used as part of a term-length set of labs. Each sheet has spaces to write physical and optical properties for each mineral, and a crystal form diagram ...

Introduction to Microsoft Excel part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
This assignment walks students through the creation of an Excel spreadsheet, step by step. It includes fills, references, formulas, and charts.

Microsoft Excel Basic Tutorial part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
This assignment walks students through the creation of an Excel spreadsheet, step by step. It includes numerical fills via copy, creation of fixed and relative formulas, formula fill via copy, and some summary ...

Indicatrix Movies part of Cutting Edge:Mineralogy:Activities
These movies show the indicatrix, a mineral, the principal indices of refraction, and the interference color predicted, all changing as the cut through the mineral varies. It is meant to be a lecture aid, or can be ...

Mineral Properties Sheets part of Cutting Edge:Mineralogy:Activities
A set of 69 mineral sheets to be used as part of a term-length set of labs. Each sheet has spaces to write physical and optical proerties for each mineral, and a crystal form diagram scannned from Nesse and/or ...

Binary Phase Diagram Problems part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples
This activity features a problem set designed to make students think carefully about the link between phase diagrams and textures.

Course (1)

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Survey course in physical geology

Other Contributions (8)

Andesites, Basalts, Schists, and More part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Rock and Mineral Exchange:Postings
Dave Hirsch, Western Washington University hirschd@geol.wwu.edu Description of Available Specimens How many pieces are available: Small Group of Specimens Andesites, basalts, blueschist/greenschist (intermediate ...

Blender part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations:Visualization Tools
Blender is a free, open-source tool for creating and animating 3D content. It is available for all major operating systems. It allows the creation and modification of graphics primitives, surfaces, etc. along with ...

Naming/Classifying Metamorphic Rocks part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples
This is a two-page embodiment of the draft IUGS standard on naming metamorphic rocks. It's highly simplified, but useful for teaching metamorphic petrology.

AFM Projection 3D Movie part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples
Animated demonstration of AKFM to AFM projection using 3D flythrough of the AKFM tetrahedron, with narration. This is a Quicktime movie.

Different Kinds of Reactions part of Integrating Research and Education:Teaching Phase Equilibria
Dave Hirsch, Western Washington University Examples of phase diagrams and reactions in jpg, pdf and animated-pdf format are available. A 5 page summary (Acrobat (PDF) 158kB Aug1 07) of this information is ...

Advanced Modeling Programs: Perplex part of Integrating Research and Education:Teaching Phase Equilibria
Dave Hirsch, Western Washington University, with reference to Julie Baldwin's THERMOCALC page What is Perplex? Perplex is a thermodynamic calculation package suitable for rapidly creating phase diagrams of ...

Advanced Modeling Programs: Perplex-THERMOCALC Comparison part of Integrating Research and Education:Teaching Phase Equilibria
Dave Hirsch, Western Washington University and Julie Baldwin, University of Montana Both Perplex and THERMOCALC have the ability to create a wide range of phase diagrams, pseudosections, and estimate mineral and ...

Pseudosections part of Integrating Research and Education:Teaching Phase Equilibria
Dave Hirsch, Western Washington University, Julie Baldwin, University of Montana, and Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota What is a Pseudosection? A pseudosection, also called an equilibrium phase diagram, ...

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