John Brady

Geosciences

Smith College

Workshop Leader, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Activities (4)

Making Solid Solutions with Alkali Halides (and Breaking Them) part of Mineralogy:Activities
In this exercise, the class will grow a variety of crystals of the same mineral, but with different chemical compositions. These crystals will be made from mixtures of halite eNaCI)and sylvite (KCI) that are melted ...

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Conference Presentations (2)

Interactive Online Diagrams part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Share-a-thon Session
Many concepts used in the study of igneous and metamorphic rock are abstract and challenging for students to learn and for teachers to teach. Experienced petrologists work with graphs and diagrams that help them ...

Mineral Identification using FTIR Spectroscopy part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Tuesday A
Opportunity to introduce FTIR and Raman spectroscopy into the undergraduate Geoscience curriculum at all levels at modest cost. We have acquired and used these instruments in introductory and intermediate courses ...

Other Contributions (5)

Useful Phase Diagrams part of Petrology:Teaching Examples
These are some drafted phase diagrams that may be useful as part of pdf slide shows to illustrate lectures or as handouts. Some are schematic; some are based on experiments. PDF files can be opened with Adobe ...