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- Water Quality and Quantity 12 matches including water resource management, water quality and water treatment
- Air Quality 3 matches
- Energy 24 matches sources, supply, reserves, uses
- Waste 4 matches
- Mineral Resources 3 matches includes precious metals, base metals, industrial minerals, aggregate
- Forest Resources 1 match
- Soils and Agriculture 7 matches
- Oceans and Coastal Resources 1 match
- Land Use and Planning 3 matches planning, zoning, sprawl issues, urban heat island
- Human Population 2 matches
- Sustainability 16 matches
- Natural Hazards 43 matches
- Global Change and Climate 41 matches
- Ecosystems 26 matches
- Policy 11 matches

## Environmental Science

22 matches General/Other# Quantitative Skills

- Algebra 17 matches
- Arithmetic/Computation 48 matches
- Differential Equations and Integrals 3 matches
- Estimation 28 matches
- Fourier Series, Spectral Analysis 1 match
- Fractions and Ratios 13 matches
- Gathering Data 3 matches
- Geometry and Trigonometry 10 matches
- Graphs 32 matches
- Logarithms/Exponential Functions 13 matches
- Models and Modeling 24 matches
- Probability and Statistics 30 matches
- Problem Solving 31 matches
- Scientific Notation 4 matches
- Units and Unit Conversions 20 matches
- Vectors and Matrices 2 matches

Results 1 - 10 of **132 matches**

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

Brian Welch, Saint Olaf College

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 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.

An Assessment of Hillslope Stability Using the Factor of Safety part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Laura Moore, Oberlin College

In this homework assignment students are asked to consider the balance of forces on a hill slope using the Factor of Safety.

Calculation of your personal carbon footprint part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Activities

Scott Giorgis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This worksheet walks the students through the steps for calculating their personal carbon footprint. Additionally it helps them consider options for reducing their carbon footprint and the potential costs of those ...

Global Phosphorus Cycle part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Kirsten Menking, Vassar College

Students create and modify a STELLA model of the global phosphorus cycle to test a number of scenarios.

Earthquake Shaking and Damage part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Eric Baer, Highline Community College

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

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 ...

Red Beans and Rice: Slope failure experimental modeling part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Geomorphology:Activities

Tom Hickson, University of St. Thomas (MN)

Students replicate a slope failure experiment published in Science (Densmore et al., 1997) using a simple, acrylic slope failure box in an effort to forge a link between autocyclic processes, long-term landscape ...

How Fast Do Materials Weather? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples

Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus

A think-pair-share activity in which students calculate weathering rates from tombstone weathering data. -

Carbon Dioxide Exercise part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples

Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus

Students work in groups, plotting carbon dioxide concentrations over time on overheads and estimating the rate of change over five years. -