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## Quantitative Skills

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Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Weight of Gold part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Question Let's suppose that you have a shoe box full of water (the box is waterproof, of course). The shoe box weighs about 9 kg (19.8 pounds). Suppose you emptied the box and filled it completely with rock ...

Vectors and slope stability part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

An in-class activity or homework for graphically solving slope-stability problems with vectors.

Density of Earth - Using Some Field Data part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

This module addresses the problem of how to determine the density of the earth and has students do some field experiments to get the data they need to answer the problem.

The Floating Lithosphere - Eureka! part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

In this module, students examine Archimede's Principle in general and as it applies to Isostacy.

The Earth's Shells - Density vs. Depth part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

In this module, students are asked to devise a way of graphically plotting the density variations with depth in the Earth.

Radiometric Dating part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

This activity leads students through derivations of the equations associated with radiometric dating.

GEOLogic: Volcanologists part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

students are asked to resolve how many days each of 5 volcanologists spent at a volcano and what day they started for the volcano. There is also a second part where students are asked to do some additional research about volcanoes on the web.

Three-Point Problem by Simultaneous Linear Equations part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Students are introduced to the use of linear algebra in an intuitive and accessible way, through classroom activity and homework set. The familiar three-point problem is cast in terms of three dimensional analytic geometry, fostering understanding of mathematical models for simple geometric forms.

Continental Crust Mass Balance Calculation part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

A quantitative skills-intensive exercise using data from the Mineral Mountains, Utah, to calculate mass balance and to address the "space problem" involved with emplacing plutons into the crust.

Viscosity of the Mantle: Constraints from Post-glacial Rebound part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

This laboratory experiment emphasizes the exponential nature of post-glacial rebound and reinforces the relationship between the rate of rebound and the viscosity of the mantle.

Assessing the error of linear and planar field data using Fisher statistics part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Instruction on use of Fisher statistics to determine the mean and 95% confidence interval of geological vectors, lines or planes, with examples, problems and an Excel spreadsheet for computation.

Air-sea Interactions: Activities in Oceanography part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

This online set of activities help students learn properties of ocean waves, wind-wave relationships and properties of tsunamis.

The Floating Lithosphere - Isostasy part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Students are asked to numerically and then analytically determine the relations governing the depth of compensation.

What is the fate of CO2 produced by fossil fuel combustion? part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

A box model is used to simulate the build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the industrial era and predict the future increase in atmospheric CO2 levels during the next century.

Kohler Curves part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

An assignment teaching students about Kohler curves that enhances their quantitative skills.

Understanding a bedload-dominated stream through spreadsheet modeling part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

The purpose of this exercise is to integrate modeling with field data. The activity includes links to a "virtual field trip" of maps and photographs. Data from a creek is included in the field trip and students use an Excel spreadsheet model to analyze the data.

The Changing Geographic Distribution of Malaria with Global Climate Warming part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

In this exercise, students analyze climate data to find areas in the southern United States that are now close to having conditions in which the malaria parasite and its mosquito hosts thrive and then attempt to forecast when areas might become climatically suitable.

Time Series Analysis of Lehigh Valley Instrumental Climate Records part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

In this lab activity the students will learn basic statistical and graph skills by analyzing real world climate data sets.

Investigation: How Faithful is Old Faithful? part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Students examine data from the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park and determine how predictable its eruptions actually are.

Stokes' Law Exercise for "Rocks and Minerals" part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Students in a lab qualitatively "derive" Stokes' Law by timing the settling of various objects through given fluids.