The following tutorials can help geology students learn about how to identify common minerals & rocks, and assist them in preparing for their geology laboratory tests on mineral & rock identification.
- 20 Common Minerals
- Mineral Pictionary
- Mineral Identification Tutorial (MINIT)
- Map Pictionary
- Rock Pictionary
- Rock Identification Tutorial (ROCKIT)
Geology Web Sites
The following are web-sites that may be useful in providing information on geologic topics related to the world, the United States and to Arizona:
|Geology Web Sites
||Geology Web Cams*
|Earthquake Web Sites
*From the webcam links above, you can see the current conditions at various geologic sites within the United States, including one from a circling satellite. Most are just the current still photographs but some are live video feeds.
Field trips are an excellent way of learning and understanding geology; and also to become more familiar with Arizona and what makes it a beautiful state. The following is a list of optional field trips that may be offered during the semester for extra credit. The information provided for each of the destinations can also be used to conduct your own field trip.
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