Descriptive Model of Au-Ag-Te Veins
This USGS document provides a summary of characteristics of gold-silver-tellurium vein deposits. The data includes the geological environment of the deposits such as rock types, textures, age ranges, depositional environment, tectonic setting, and associated deposit types. The deposit description includes information about mineralogy, texture/structure, alteration, ore controls, and weathering. Also included is a list of examples where these vein deposits are found.
Geologic Time Online Edition
This tutorial will help students learn and understand the concepts of geologic time and the age of the Earth. They will investigate the geologic time scale and learn about the use of index fossils and radiometric dating to determine the age of rock formations and fossils.
Transportation Fuels Rock Performances
This activity encourages student creativity and enhances their presentation skills while teaching about conventional and alternative transportation fuels. In this cooperative learning activity, student groups research conventional and alternative fuels and then write and perform their own rock song.
Volcanoes are big movers and shakers in the business of continually redesigning the Earth's landscape. With no concern for nearby people or ecosystems, volcanoes release toxic gases, climate-altering ash, lava and rock. How does this work? Are scientists getting better at predicting volcanic eruptions? How do areas recover after destruction?
The Image Gallery: Rocks
This website offers an extensive, annotated list of photographs of rock types. Some of the photographs are of hand samples, others are of rocks in the field. Users can also follow links to image galleries of fossils, landforms, minerals, geologic features and processes, and geology and cultures.
Introduction to Psychology
What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. We will look at how these aspect
All You Need Is (the Summer of) Love - Creating an Exhibit that Compares 1960s and Contemporary Cult
In this lesson, students explore various aspects of the 1960s, including the 1967 "Summer of Love," and compare them with contemporary times to ascertain cultural influences.
Fifty Years: From the Little Rock Nine to the Jena Six.
In this lesson, students discuss how the issues surrounding school integration have changed since the Little Rock Nine entered Central High School and what the recent events in Jena, Louisiana, teach us about what issues we still face as a nation.
Geology Collection: Rocks and Minerals Homepage
This site features rock and mineral photographs that can be used for teaching or research. There are pictures of minerals, fossils, and sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. There are also images of thin sections of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Sets of images are presented as collections for ...
At elevations of 6500 feet, its too cold for trees to grow. Yet its here, above the tree line, where mountain goats thrive. Learn more about these amazing rock-hopping animals as well as their adaptations that help them survive in the high mountains. Run time 01:54.
Introduction to Petrography
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 ...
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 ...
Metamorphic Rocks for Undergraduate Courses
This site contains photographs of 18 metamorphic rock hand samples. Clicking on an image brings up a larger view of each sample. Images of thin sections are available for some of the samples. Thin sections can be seen in both crossed polarized light and plane polarized light by moving the cursor on ...
Igneous Rocks Tour
This module is designed to allow students to learn about igneous rocks at their own speed using images of hand samples and rock outcrops in their natural settings. Topics covered include the common igneous rock types, igneous textures, and intrusive rock bodies. Each topic has instructive text and several ...
Inter-planet Janet in the Solar System - Song
This science rock animated video shows the planets in the solar system. There is a character, Inter-planet Jane, who travels to all the planets and describes them. She also visits the sun and names some of its characteristics.
Radioactive Decay and Geochronology
This activity was developed to introduce upper level undergraduate students to dynamical systems modeling. In this exercise, students create a STELLA model of the radioactive decay process. They then learn how the special radioactive series 238U - 206Pb and 237U - 205Pb can be used to determine both the time when a rock initially crystallized and when it underwent a recrystallization, even when the sample being dated was not a closed system. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materi
GEOLogic: Dinosaur Trackways
This in-class or homework exercise asks students to associate different dinosaur trackways with their geographic locations and rock formation names based on clues given from various points of view. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
The course focuses on three main dredging processes: the cutting of sand, clay and rock, the sedimentation process in hopper dredges and the breaching process
The Line-Intercept Method: A Tool for Introductory Plant Ecology Laboratories
This ABLE major workshop took participants to Bogg's Rock, a granitic flatrock community that is in the early serial stages of succession. The line-intercept method of sampling was employed to allow the rapid characterization of the community structure. After species composition was defined, a simple statistical procedure was used to test one of several factors that might be controlling species distribution.
Rock Deformation Gallery
This gallery of online resources is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. The Rock Deformation Gallery, part of the Earth: Inside and Out seminar, features: Illustrations from the Hall of Planet Earth, which has two informative overviews - Deformed Rocks and Deforming Rocks in the Laboratory: Deformed Marble Cylinders;Deformed Conglomerate in the Hall of Planet Earth, which has three annota