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Density of the Earth - How to Solve It part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida

This module addresses the real problem of determining the density of the Earth and invites the student to figure out how to solve the problem.

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

William Frangos, James Madison University

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.

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

David Kohlstedt, University of Minnesota

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.

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

Paul Quay

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.

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

Vince Cronin, Baylor University

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

Steve LaDochy, California State University-Los Angeles

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

Chemical Differentiation in the Palisades Sill part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

Matthew Gorring, Montclair State University

The purpose of this assignment is for students to synthesize field observations, petrography, and whole-rock chemical analyses in order to investigate chemical differentiation processes in a basaltic magma chamber. ...

Variation Diagrams and the Evolution of Thingmuli Lavas, Iceland part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Petrology:Teaching Examples

Jeff Tepper, University of Puget Sound

In this problem set students are provided with an EXCEL spreadsheet containing major element analyses of lavas frm Thingmuli Volcano in Iceland. They are asked to construct variation diagrams (Harker plots) and ...

Engaging Question part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities

Karl Wirth, Macalester College Course: Dynamic Earth and Global Change 20 students This activity serves a number of functions, including an introduction to the course, a learning prompt that can be revisited ...

Angle of Repose part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Eric Baer, Highline College

A student activity to determine the angle of repose and what factors determine the angle of repose.