Type:

Other

Description:

In this exercise, crystal structure data for a variety of unknown minerals are downloaded and entered into a visualization program (either XtalDraw or CrystalMaker). Through a series of directed questions for each unknown, students investigate and manipulate the crystal structure to gather information about its possible identity. This exercise builds on a wide variety of content normally covered over an entire introductory mineralogy course, and could be used as a self-study exercise to help mineralogy students prepare for a comprehensive final exam.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Sheet Silicates,NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Physical Properties,Oxides and Hydroxides,Crystal Chemistry,Carbonates,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Chain Silicates,Chemistry,Physics,Crystallography,Teaching with Visuals,Sulfates,Framework Silicates,Ring Silicates,Island Silicates,Vocational/Professional Development Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502200128719T,Education,Geoscience

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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