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Progressive metamorphism of pelitic rocks: A lab assignment to facilitate translation from AFM space to P-T space part of Petrology:Teaching Examples
This is an example of a lab activity aimed at teaching students how to go from natural samples to AFM diagrams to P-T conditions of equilibration.
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Homework on Volcanic Rock Chemistry and Binary Phase Diagrams part of Petrology:Teaching Examples
This homework has 2 main parts: In the first part, students are given bulk compositions for 6 volcanic rocks and asked to classify them, think about their normative compositions, and given likely tectonic settings ...
Homework on Stoke's Law and Magmatic Differentiation part of Petrology:Teaching Examples
This homework has two parts. In the first part, the students use Stoke's Law to determine (a) the relative sizes of olivine and plagioclase settling at the same velocity (and relate their answer to ...
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Petrology Knowledge Survey part of Petrology:Teaching Examples
This knowledge survey, given three times during a semester, allows students to track their own learning of petrologic material and also serves as a useful study guide.