Microscopy for Geoscience
Dr. Liu, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, and their team created an interactive microscopy textbook for use in geoscience courses, including petrology. The text, which has the potential for wide adoption across the state of Virginia, includes a guide for student learning activities and includes the use of the microscope to take measurements and identify minerals and rocks using different measurement techniques.
The syllabus for GEOL 390: Laboratory Techniques in Geology, taught at James Madison University by Dr. Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Steve J. Baedke.
Learn about igneous and metamorphic rocks (and how to analyze them), the fun way! Students learn concepts and practice knowledge by conducting inquiries guided with examples based on videos and interactive diagrams.