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Zaffo, Peter Alfred – Journal of Geological Education, 1981
Reported is a method of producing artificial lightning in an ordinary clear lightbulb. The appearance of sparks produced is that of a miniature stroke of forked lightning seen in natural thunderstorms. The sparks also show the intricate branching patterns often seen in natural lightning. (JT)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Junior High School Students, Laboratory Equipment
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Puffer, John H. – Journal of Geological Education, 1979
Describes potentially dangerous classroom situations involving toxic minerals. The intent of the article is to make students aware of the dangers so that they may act responsibly in health-related decisions as professional geologists. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Science, Geology, Health
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Hayes, Willis Boyd – Journal of Geological Education, 1986
Describes and provides suggestions for organizing a gemology course for both geology and non-geology undergraduate majors. Includes a sample outline for the course and identifies equipment needed and specimens. Lists recommended supplementary course materials. (TW)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Crystallography