Simple Eutectic Exercise: Diopside-Anorthite
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This exercise can be done in-class (I use it as a group activity) or as homework. It is a quick way to get students to figure out how to use and interpret simple eutectic diagrams.
This exercise is designed for a sophomore or junior level required undergraduate course in petrology.
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
Students should have a basic understanding of how to use a eutectic diagram.
How the activity is situated in the course
This activity is a stand-alone exercise.
Content/concepts goals for this activity
The goals of this activity are to have students use and interpret simple eutectic diagrams.
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
This activity involves data analysis.
Other skills goals for this activity
Description of the activity/assignment
This is a short exercise that tests student's knowledge of interpreting eutectic diagrams. The handout provides diagrams with questions to test students' comprehension of the diagrams.
Determining whether students have met the goals
Students have met the goals of this activity if they are able to answer the embedded questions completely and accurately.More information about assessment tools and techniques.
Teaching materials and tips
- Activity Description/Assignment (Acrobat (PDF) 20kB Oct21 03)
- Solution Set (Acrobat (PDF) 20kB Oct24 03)