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Prospecting for Gold part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

James Myers, University of Wyoming

Gold prospecting exercise.

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.

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Earth History Timeline part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Question The Earth is about 4.6 billion years old. Let's try to get a perspective on how long that really is. A roll of good quality toilet paper has 1000 squares. If the roll of toilet paper represents the ...

Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Height of the Himalayas part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College

Choosing Between Home Appliances: Benefits to the Planet and Your Wallet part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Corri Taylor, Wellesley College

Students research various options for new appliances and make purchasing decisions based not merely on purchase price, but also on energy efficiency, which has implications for the planet AND for longer-term personal finances. Students calculate the "payback period" for the more energy efficient appliance and calculate long-term savings.

Energy Cost of Engine Idling part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Ben Fusaro

This is an open-ended but elementary modeling exercise about idling energy behaviors and impacts.

Simple Population Space Usage part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Bill Bauldry

Students find current values for world and US populations, the area of Texas, and the size of the average house in the USA. Students then look at ratios to assess land usage.

Water conservation part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Holly Partridge

Small amounts of water in one home dripping from a faucet can add up to huge monetary and resource losses

Arctic Sea Ice Extent part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Bill Bauldry

Student teams investigate Arctic Sea Ice by analyzing actual data and making predictions. A worthwhile extension is to predict the first year that the Arctic Ocean will be ice free.

How Big is Your Breakfast Footprint? part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities

Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University

Calculation of a carbon footprint resulting from common breakfast choices illustrates the importance of contextualization.