Earth and Oceanographic Science
Cutting Edge part of Cutting Edge
The On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods through workshops and websites which combine to provide professional development opportunities, resources, and opportunities for faculty to interact with colleagues around the world.
Petrotectonics part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Exploration of the processes by which igneous rocks solidify from magma (e.g., volcanoes), and metamorphic rocks form in response to pressure, temperature, and chemical changes (e.g., mountain building). Interactions between the petrologic processes and tectonics are examined through a focus on the continental crust, mid-ocean ridges, and subduction zones. Learning how to write effectively is emphasized throughout the course. Laboratory work focuses on field observations, microscopic examination of thin sections, and geochemical modeling.
Investigating Earth part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
In this introduction to physical geology course, we explore rocks exposed near campus, and do our best to interpret the processes that formed them.
Mineral Properties part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
Rachel Beane, Bowdoin College Course: Mineralogy 8 students The most effective way to develop geoscience skills in your students is to make opportunities for them to practice those skills. The Activity Students, in ...
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