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What is Magnitude? Earthquake Magnitude By Analogy part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geophysics:Workshop 07:Geophysics Activities

Understanding magnitude scales by analogy to distance. Students use distance as a proxy for understanding how the logarithmic earthquake magnitude scale works. Very simple class or lab exercise for introductory ...

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Explaining Seismic Hazard Probabilities part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples

This activity asks students to explain earthquake hazard probabilities to a lay audience of citizens, government officials and others.

Goldenrod Gall Flies: Writing a Lab Report in the Form of a Scientific Paper part of Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples

Students collect protein electrophoresis data comparing goldenrod gall flies, analyze class data, and write a lab report in the format of a scientific paper.

Race and Space part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities

This assignment exposes students to racial inequalities in their own communities and helps them to identify the impact of racial segregation on quality of life. The big ideas in this assignment are racial inequality, residential segregation, and environmental justice.

Age Dependency Ratios: Numbers in Context part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples

This activity involves computing dependency ratios and interpreting these numbers in context.