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## Quantitative Skills

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Vectors and slope stability part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

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

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 ...

Earthquake Shaking and Damage part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

This student homework and problem set has students quantitatively earthquake hazard, shaking and damage.

Modeling the interior of the Earth using Seismic Waves part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Students use a variety of tools to explore the interior of the Earth in this inquiry activity.

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Rate of Lava Flow part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Question In 1983, an eruption began at Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii that has proved to be the largest and longest-lived eruption since records began in 1823. Lava has poured out of the volcano at an average rate of ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Demonstration of radioactive decay using pennies part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

A demonstration (with full class participation) to illustrate radioactive decay by flipping coins. Shows students visually the concepts of exponential decay, half-life and randomness. Works best in large classes – the more people, the better.

Density of rocks - How large is a ton of rock? part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

This module addresses the problem of how to determine the size of a ton of rocks of a given composition and invites the student to figure out how to solve the problem.

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.

The Floating Lithosphere - Cross Section of North America part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

In this module, students calculate the pressure at the depth of compensation along a cross section of North America.