Sedimentation Rates from Pb-210 data
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This page first made public: Jun 6, 2013
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
isotope mixing models
dimensional analysis and unit conversions
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
Using concentration data to estimate rates of change in mineral abundance in sediments.
Using stable isotope data to construct mixing models.
Interpreting sedimentation rates and sources in the context of possible environmental change.
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Other skills goals for this activity
Description and Teaching Materials
This is a one-page stand-alone problem set. Students complete the calculations and return their answers. I typically give students 1-2 weeks to complete this problem set.Problem Set: Sedimentation Rates, Reactions and Sources (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 176kB Apr15 13)