Papers about Teaching


Brady, J.B. (1992) Does ice dissolve or does halite melt? -- A low-temperature liquidus experiment for petrology classes: Journal of Geological Education, 40, 116-118.

Brady, J.B. (1995) Confessions of a mineralogy professor: Geotimes,  40:9, 4.

Brady, J.B., and Boardman, S.J. (1995) Optical diffraction experiments using lasers -- An effective strategy for introducing mineralogy students to x-ray diffraction: Journal of Geological Education, 43, 471-476.

Brady, J.B., Newton, R.M., and Boardman, S.J. (1995) New uses for powder x-ray diffraction experiments in the undergraduate curriculumJournal of Geological Education, 43, 466-470.

Brady, J.B. (1997) Teaching mineralogy to geology students: Mineralogical Association of Canada Newsletter, 56, 3-7.

Brady, J.B. (1997) Making solid solutions with alkali halides: in Brady, J.B., Mogk, D.W., and Perkins, D., editors, Teaching Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, DC, 85-89.

Brady, J. B. (2003) Phase diagrams from kitchen chemistry. 3 January 2008 <>.

Brady, J.B., and Cheney, J.T. (2004) The Cape Ann Plutonic Suite: A field trip for petrology classes.  In Hanson, L.S., ed., Guidebook to Field Trips from Boston, MA to Saco Bay, ME, New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, 96th Annual Meeting, Salem, Massachusetts, B5, 1-26.

Brady, J.B. (2009) Magma in a beaker: Analog experiments with water and various salts or sugar for teaching igneous petrologyThe Canadian Mineralogist, 47, 457-471. (Figures in postscript.) (Movies in .mov format) (Movies in .mp4 format)

Brady, J.B. (2009) Siphons, Water Clocks, Cooling Coffee, and Leaking Capacitors: Classroom Activities to Help Students Understand Radiometric Dating and Other Exponential Processes. Journal of Geoscience Education, 57, 196-205.

Brady, J.B., Cheney, J.T., Ramezani, J., and Thompson, M.D. (2014) The Cape Ann Plutonic Suite: Calssic stops for teaching petrology along the North Shore. In Thompson, M.D., editor, Guidebook to Field Trips in Southeastern New England (MA-NH-RI), New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, 106th Annual Meeting, Wellesley, Massachusetts, A4, 1-27.