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The Earth's Shells - Thicknesses and Densities part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

This module explores the combination of densities and shell thicknesses that produce an aggregate density of the Earth of 5.5 g/cm3.

Using functions in an introductory geoscience course part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Jennifer Wenner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

A template and two exercises (CO2 and population growth) designed to increase the graphical literacy of students in introductory geoscience and mathematics courses.

Prework for Rivers and Streams Lab (Intro Geology) part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Rachel Teasdale, California State University-Chico

In order to give Introductory Geology (Physical Geology) undergraduate non-majors students experience and confidence in using basic algebra to calculate very simple stream flow properties, we use a prework assignment prior to the Rivers and Streams Lab. Prework is a worksheet assigned 2 weeks in advance, which asks students to calculate velocity and discharge as well as unit conversions and calculations of stream load. The questions are put into the context of activities they completed earlier in the semester during visits to the stream (on campus) so questions are relevant to their previous experiences. The prework timeframe gives students the opportunity to seek extra help from their instructor prior to the lab period in which they will make additional measurements, similar calcualations and interpretations of their data.

Reading Topographic Maps and Calculating Map Scale part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Leslie Kanat, Johnson State College

Use a topographic map to deliniate a watershed, draw a map bar scale, and calculate a map ratio scale.

Weathering of Minerals part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Wendy Van Norden, harvard-westlake school

Students determine the % change in mass of mineral samples that have been placed in a rock tumbler. They graph the relationship between the hardness of the mineral and the % change in mass. They then consider why some of the mineral samples do not conform the the relationship they graphed. They investigate the physical properties of the outliers and consider how the physical properties contributed to the rate of weathering, and what kind of weathering occured in the rock tumbler.

Stream Characteristics Lab part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Wendy Van Norden, harvard-westlake school

Students determine the relationship between the sinuosity of a river and its gradient by calculating gradients and sinuosity, and generating a graph on Excel. They then test the relationship by making measurements on a picture generated on Google Earth.

Westward Ho! How Far is Yonder Mountain part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

PowerPoint module leading students through development of a spreadsheet to calculate the distance of a mountain peak from coplanar vertical angles shot from two points a known distance apart.

Measuring specific gravity to answer questions about subduction. part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Leslie Kanat, Johnson State College

Use a quadruple beam balance to measure the specific gravity of the minerals and rocks that are common in oceanic and continental lithosphere. The results of the calculations are tied to numerous concepts described in previous lectures.

Floods on the Minnesota River - Planning for St. Peter part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

James Welsh, Gustavus Adolphus College

In this lab, students make a flood hazard map for the city of St. Peter, MN.

Stokes' Law Exercise for part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Karen Bartels - Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, IL

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