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Axial Ratios, Parameters, Miller Indices
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This site is a lecture about crystal structure from Dr. Stephen Nelson at Tulane University. Topics include axial ratios, intercepts of crystal faces (Weiss Parameters), determination of the Miller Index of a crystal, the modified notation of hexagonal systems, which is referred to as Miller-Bravais Indices, and using the Miller Index notation to designate crystal forms. Tables and illustrations accompany the text.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
Stephen Nelson
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Can an Astronaut on Mars Distinguish the Earth from its Moon?
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This math example explains what celestial objects a person can see with the unaided eye from the vantage points of Earth and Mars, using simple math, algebra and astronomical distance information. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
The Change in Carbon Dioxide Levels
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Students are presented with a graph of atmospheric becomes CO² values from Mauna Loa Observatory, and are asked to explore the data by creating a trend line using the linear equation, and then use the equation to predict future becomes CO² levels. Students are asked to describe qualitatively what they have determined mathematically, and suggest reasons for the patterns they observe in the data. A clue to the reason for the data patterning can be deduced by students by following up this activity with the resource, Seasonal Vegetation Changes. The data graph and a student worksheet is included with this activity. This is an activity from Space Update, a collection of resources and activities provided to teach about Earth and space. Summary background information, data and images supporting the activity are available on the Earth Update data site.

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Science
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Remix
Cinderella around the world!
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This is a remix of https://goopennc.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/192 by Martha Levey and Toni Luther.  This is a multi-day unit on Cinderella and the many versions of the fairy tale. Students will listen to/read four versions of Cinderella identifying elements of culture and then compare/contrast two in groups. Then students will perform a reader's theater of one Cinderella story.  The whole class will remix the Cinderella story to write a modern-day version that takes into account their own cultures. 

Subject:
English as a Second Language
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Reading
Author:
DULCE CASTILLO
Date Added:
07/01/2020
Contact Metamorphism
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This set of lecture notes about contact metamorphism contains information on contact aureoles, isograds, thermal conductivity, and latent heat of crystallization. Albite-epidote hornfels, hornblende hornfels, pyroxene hornfels, and sanidinite facies are presented. Skarns are also discussed. A number of ternary diagrams and illustrations are included. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
Stephen Nelson
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Coral Reefs in Hot Water
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In this activity, student teams identify the locations of coral reefs around the world, examine infrared satellite images of the Earth, and research the impacts that are threatening the survival of coral reefs. Each team creates a short oral presentation describing the coral reef they have researched. Students then plot on a composite map the locations where coral bleaching is occurring. Student worksheets, a teacher guide, and assessment rubric are included. This activity is part of Coastal Areas: Coral Reefs in Hot Water, part of the lesson series, The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Counting 1-5
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Google Slides that can be used to have students practice their counting and cardinality skills. KCC1 (count by 1’s) , KCC4 (Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities), KCC5 (count to answer “how many.”

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Mathematics
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Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Presentation
Author:
Keshia Green
Date Added:
11/12/2020
Crystal Morphology, Crystal Symmetry, Crystallographic Axes
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This site is a lecture from Tulane University that explores the symmetry observed in crystals. Topics covered include crystallographic axes, the crystal lattice, and unit cells. Tables and illustrations accompany the text.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
Stephen Nelson
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Crystallographic Calculations
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This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that discusses crystallographic calculations. Topics include a review of Miller indices, axial ratios, angles corresponding to a Miller Index, and angles between crystallographic axes in monoclinic or triclinic systems. Step by step examples of the calculations are provided, including associated illustrations and diagrams.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
Stephen Nelson
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Dollar$ or Cent$
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It is common in the real world to see mathematical examples where the cents sign was used when the dollar sign was supposed to be used. Converting and comparing decimals and fractions can help clear up this misconception. Two real coupons clipped from a Sunday paper coupon section are included in this activity. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Dream Job
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This math problem demonstrates the concept of geometric progression, through an example of a million dollar contract between an employee and an employer. Application of the concept of geometric progression to social cause activism is addressed. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Estimating: Counting Trees
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to: solve simple problems involving ratio and direct proportion; choose an appropriate sampling method; and collect discrete data and record them using a frequency table.

Subject:
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Author:
http://map.mathshell.org/
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Estimating Planar Areas Using Analogue Methods
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This math problem determines the areas of simple and complex planar figures using measurement of mass and proportional constructs. Materials are inexpensive or easily found (poster board, scissors, ruler, sharp pencil, right angle), but also requires use of an analytical balance (suggestions are provided for working with less precise weighing tools). This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Exploring Planetary Moons
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This is a collection of mathematics problems relating to the moons of the solar system. Learners will use simple proportional relationships and work with fractions to study the relative sizes of the larger moons in our solar system, and explore how temperatures change from place to place using the Celsius and Kelvin scales.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
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NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Exploring Stars in the Milky Way
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This book introduces students to some of the most unusual places in our galaxy outside of our solar system. Answering the question, "How many stars are in the sky?" introduces students to basic counting, tallying, and grouping techniques, as well as allowing for the use of simple proportions.

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Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Exploring the Milky Way
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As science extension activities, this book of problems introduces students to mapping the shape of the Milky Way galaxy, and how to identify the various kinds of galaxies in our universe. Students also learn about the shapes and sizes of other galaxies in our universe as they learn how to classify them. The math problems cover basic scientific notation skills and how they apply to working with astronomically large numbers. It also provides exercises in plotting points on a Cartesian plane to map the various features of our Milky Way.

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Science
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Assessment
Lecture Notes
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
External Symmetry of Crystals, 32 Crystal Classes
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This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores the 32 possible combinations of symmetry operations that define the external symmetry of crystals. The lecture defines the six crystal systems (triclinic, monoclinic, orthorhombic, tetragonal, hexagonal, and isometric) and explains the derivation of the Hermann-Mauguin symbols (also called the international symbols) used to describe the crystal classes from the symmetry content. Tables and illustrations accompany the text.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
Stephen Nelson
Date Added:
10/23/2006
General Classification of Igneous Rocks
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These lecture notes are part of a series of lectures available on the geology department website at Tulane University. Topics covered include criteria for the classification of igneous rocks, field identification of minerals present in hand sample, thin section examination and chemical analysis. The general chemical classification covers silica content (silica saturation), aluminum saturation, and alkaline and subalkaline rocks. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
Stephen Nelson
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Geometry to the Rescue: A Story in Pictures
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Problem: How do you measure an angle with a protector, when that angle is between two solid walls? This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Height of Moon's Features
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This is an activity about utilizing proportional mathematics to determine the height of lunar features. Learners will use the length of shadows to calculate the height of some of the lunar features. This activity is Astronomy Activity 6 in a larger resource entitled Space Update.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Hinode Math
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This is a booklet containing 15 problems that incorporate data and information from the Hinode solar observatory. The problems involve math skills such as finding the scale of an image to determine actual physical sizes in images, time calculations, volumes of cylinders, graph analysis, and scientific notation. Learners will use mathematics to explore solar science topics such as sunspot structure, spectroscopy, solar rotation, magnetic fields, density and temperature of hot gases, and solar flares. This booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

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Science
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Assessment
Lecture Notes
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
How to Calculate Sea Ice Changes
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This set of three videos illustrates how math is used in satellite data analysis. The videos feature NASA senior climate scientist Claire Parkinson. Parkinson explains how the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice covers are measured from satellite data and how math is used to determine trends in the data. In the first video, she leads viewers from satellite data collection through obtaining a time series of monthly average sea ice extents for November 1978 – December 2012, for the Arctic and Antarctic. In the second video, she begins with the time series from the first video, removes the seasonal cycle by calculating yearly averages, and proceeds to calculate the slopes of the lines to get trends in the data, revealing decreasing sea ice coverage in the Arctic and increasing sea ice coverage in the Antarctic. In the third video, she uses a more advanced technique to remove the seasonal cycle and shows that the trends are close to the same, whichever method is used. She emphasizes the power of math and that the techniques shown for satellite sea ice data can also be applied to a wide range of data sets.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
The Human Impact on the Environment
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Ecology is the study of the relationships between living organisms, including humans, and their physical environment; it seeks to understand the vital connections between plants and animals and the world around them. Ecology also provides information about the benefits of ecosystems and how we can use Earth’s resources in ways that leave the environment healthy for future generations. The many specialties within ecology provide us with information to better understand the world around us. This information also can help us improve our environment, manage our natural resources, and protect human health.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Curriculum
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ronald Crider
Date Added:
11/06/2019
Igneous Rocks of the Continental Lithosphere
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These lecture notes present a discussion of mineralogical classification of granitic rocks, definitions of hypersolvus and subsolvus granites, tectonic and chemical classification, and depth of emplacement of granites. Other topics include pegmatites, continental rhyolites, origin of large volumes of silicic magma, continental flood basalts, continental rift valleys, evolution of rock suites, and peralkaline rhyolites. The notes are in outline format and contain instructional figures, including ternary diagrams. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
Stephen Nelson
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Igneous Rocks of the Convergent Margins
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This set of lecture notes discusses the occurrence and tectonic settings of igneous rocks near convergent plate margins. A discussion of petrography includes major element composition, calc-alkaline trends in ternary diagrams, trace element variations, isotopes to distinguish magma sources, and the origin of igneous rocks at convergent margins. The lecture notes include helpful illustrations, maps and phase diagrams. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
Stephen Nelson
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Igneous Rocks of the Ocean Basins
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These lecture notes introduce magmatism and petrology as they relate to the oceanic lithosphere. The notes cover ophiolite sequences and types of volcanic settings found in ocean basins. A section about basalt includes discussion of location, composition and origin of mid-ocean ridge basalts. Ocean island basalts are further discussed with regards to occurrence, composition and origin. These notes include graphs, maps and phase diagrams. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
Stephen Nelson
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Image Scale Math
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This is a booklet containing 11 problem sets and 9 "Extra for Experts" challenges. Learners use provided textual information to determine the scale (e.g., kilometers per millimeter) for images of the lunar surface, Mars, planets, stars and galaxies and then identify the smallest and largest features in the images according to their actual physical sizes. These problems involve measurement, dividing whole numbers, decimal mathematics, and scaling principles. Each set of problems is contained on one page. This booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
International Space Station LABS: Mathematics Activity 1 Surface Area: Saving Space Station Power
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This is an activity about using solar arrays to provide power to the space station. Learners will solve a scenario-based problem by calculating surface areas and determining the amount of power or electricity the solar arrays can create. This is mathematics activity 1 of 2 found in the ISS L.A.B.S. Educator Resource Guide.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Introduction and Symmetry Operations
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This site consists of an introductory lecture on crystal symmetry and symmetry operations. It provides the definition of a mineral and then covers topics including different types of rotational symmetry, mirror symmetry, the center of symmetry, different types of rotoinversion, and combinations of symmetry operations. Drawings help illustrate the concepts presented in the lecture.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
Stephen Nelson
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Introduction and Textures and Structures of Igneous Rock
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These lecture notes provide an introduction to igneous rocks. The notes cover information about characteristics of magmas, plutonic rocks, volcanic rocks, and textures of igneous rocks. There are several illustrations within the text. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
Stephen Nelson
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Introduction to Petrography
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This Introduction to Petrography homepage from the University of Houston contains a variety of instructional materials. Topics covered include tectonics, the rock cycle, mineralogy, sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic petrology, classification, phase diagrams, and magmatic differentiation. There are also links to 5 virtual field trips; Central hill country of Texas, Mohawk Valley field trip, virtual climb Stromboli, Big Bend, and Ring Mountain. There are comprehensive lecture notes, self quizzes, exercises and labs included on the page. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
John Butler
Date Added:
10/23/2006
Launch Speed
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This example shows how Newton's laws of motion apply to aircraft carriers and introduces the lift equation: the amount of lift depends on the air density, the wind velocity, and the surface area of the wings. The problems stress the importance of units of measure. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Life Beyond Earth Exhibit at Maryland Science Center
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The Maryland Science Center is working with formal education providers in local underserved schools around a combined project including an interactive exhibit, a Davis Planetarium program and associated Educator Workshops, and will provide outreach to the informal science education community to explore the subject of Astrobiology. Topics covered in both the exhibit and the Davis Planetarium program will include Earthly extremophiles (organisms that survive in extreme conditions), potential other life in the Solar System, locations on nearby worlds where life may exist, the search for exoplanets, the techniques used to discover them, and the NASA missions engaged in the hunt. With an engaging, interactive approach, the exhibit will detail the challenges, questions and techniques of the search for exoplanets, especially Earth-like worlds. The exhibit will help visitors understand the scale of both the Milky Way galaxy and the Universe, and by doing so comprehend the difficulty in searching for other worlds, especially smaller Earth-like worlds.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Light Detectives: Using WISE Data to Identify Brown Dwarfs and ULIRGs
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Using three images from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission, students measure and analyze infrared light from objects to identify Brown Dwarfs and Ultra-Luminous Infrared Galaxies (ULIRGs). The lesson includes a teacher’s guide, student worksheet and PowerPoint presentation (which contains the three images to be analyzed).

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
07/31/2019
Magmatic Differentiation
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This set of lecture notes covers a number of topics including magmatic differentiation, chemical variation in rock suites, partial melting, fractional melting, crystal fractionation, Bowen's reaction series, and magma mixing. Graphs discussed include oxides vs. SiO2, and MgO vs. SiO2. The notes are arranged in outline form and contain many informative diagrams. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Author:
Stephen Nelson
Date Added:
10/23/2006