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Title: Exploring Geochemistry in the Classroom Using MELTS Computational Tools
Url: http://serc.carleton.edu/usingdata/datasheets/MELTS_Tool.html
Creator: Mueller, Aleshia
Rissler, Heather
Publisher: Science Education Resource Center
Description: This guide instructs teachers in classroom use of the MELTS software package. MELTS is a software package designed to facilitate thermodynamic modeling of phase equilibria in magmatic systems. It is used by scientists to model igneous processes such as the composition of magma melts as pressure and temperature change, or to test scenarios such as how much sulfur a volcano gives off. Teaching topics include: mineralogy and thermodynamics, the mineral composition and properties of igneous rocks, and compositional variations in Earth's mantle and crustal materials. Students will learn to interpret phase diagrams; understand how melting can drive compositional changes in mantle and crustal rocks; use forward modelling to examine crystal fractionation and equilibrium crystallization; and perform experiments on a computer using compositional data from scientific literature. There is a link to the MELTS website with instructions for using the tool, links to scientific and educational resources that use the tool, and instructions for citing its use.
LC Classification: Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice) -- Technology. Educational technology
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Geochemistry
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Instruments and machines -- Calculating machines -- Electronic computers. Computer science -- Other topics, A-Z -- Computational grids
GEM Subject: Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Educational Technology -- Technology
Date Issued: 2010-06-02
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
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Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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