# QR Teaching Activities

# Subject

- American Studies 1 match
- Anthropology 1 match
- Biology 37 matches
- Business 5 matches
- Chemistry 23 matches
- Classics 1 match
- Economics 37 matches
- Education 6 matches
- Engineering 2 matches
- English 3 matches
- Environmental Science 115 matches
- Fine Arts 1 match
- Geography 28 matches
- Geoscience 280 matches
- Health Sciences 10 matches human health topics
- History 9 matches
- Languages 2 matches
- Library Science 1 match
- Mathematics 90 matches
- Physics 31 matches
- Political Science 12 matches
- Psychology 7 matches
- Sociology 26 matches
- Women's and Gender Studies 2 matches

# Quantitative Skills

- Algebra 38 matches
- Arithmetic/Computation 152 matches
- Differential Equations and Integrals 28 matches
- Estimation 83 matches
- Fourier Series, Spectral Analysis 1 match
- Fractions and Ratios 18 matches
- Gathering Data 13 matches
- Geometry and Trigonometry 51 matches
- Graphs 91 matches
- Logarithms/Exponential Functions 53 matches
- Models and Modeling 81 matches
- Probability and Statistics 133 matches
- Problem Solving 119 matches
- Scientific Notation 12 matches
- Units and Unit Conversions 76 matches
- Vectors and Matrices 13 matches

Results 1 - 10 of **475 matches**

Investigating Earthquakes: GIS Mapping and Analysis (College Level) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with GIS:Examples

Brian Welch

This is a college-level adaptation of a chapter from the Earth Exploration Toolbook. The students download global quake data over a time range and use GIS to interpret the tectonic context. -

Using Excel to plot numerical and analytical forms of the diffusion equation part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities

Anne Lightbody, UNH

This computer-based assignment forces students to compare and contrast integral and differential forms of the conservation of mass equation, as well as analytical and numerical approaches to solution. Students are ...

The Heat is On: Understanding Local Climate Change part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples

Dan Zalles, SRI International

Students draw conclusions about the extent to which multiple decades of temperature data about Phoenix suggest that a shift in local climate is taking place as opposed to exhibiting nothing more than natural ...

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

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

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 ...

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

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

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 ...

Confirmation of the IPCC Prediction re: Increased Storminess part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities

Robert Kuhlman, Montgomery County Community College

A two-part culminating activity for a meteorology/climatology unit in an Earth Science course centered upon data acquisition and analysis regarding the confirmation of the IPCC predicition regarding increased ...

Quantifying Groundwater Baseflow and Improving Math Skills through a Stream-Discharge Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Hydrogeology:Activities

James Reichard, Georgia Southern University

A two-part exercise is presented where students quantify stream discharge and use the data to determine groundwater baseflow. They first use tedious hand calculations to compute discharge; then develop their own ...

Intro to Graphing part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities

Debra Woodall, Daytona State College

Intro to Graphing is a 2-phase exercise that introduces students to Excel for the purposes of properly storing their data and producing graphs.

Using a Mass Balance Model to Understand Carbon Dioxide and its Connection to Global Warming part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Bob Mackay, Clark College

Students explore the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the past 40 years with an interactive on-line model.

Mid-level spreadsheeting and complex modeling of real-world scarp evolution part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

William Locke, Montana State University-Bozeman

This exercise is a second or familiarization exercise in spreadsheeting, but is also a mathematical model for slope evolution. It uses the concept of "erosivity" (generally, the relative ratio of driving and resisting forces) and slope angle to reshape an initial topography. Finally, it asks the students themselves to come up with a real-world situation worth modeling.