Dave Hirsch

Geology

Western Washington University

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Activities (7)

Learning pseudosections with Perplex part of Cutting Edge:Courses: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.

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Mineral Properties Sheets part of Cutting Edge:Courses: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:Courses: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:Courses: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:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples
This activity features a problem set designed to make students think carefully about the link between phase diagrams and textures.

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

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