Leslie Kanat

Environmental and Health Sciences

Johnson State College

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Activities (3)

Reading Topographic Maps and Calculating Map Scale part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students will use a topographic map and define the watershed drained by Joe Brook, draw a bar scale, and calculate a ratio scale.

Reading Topographic Maps and Calculating Map Scale part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students will use a topographic map and define the watershed drained by Joe Brook, draw a bar scale, and calculate a ratio scale.

Measuring specific gravity to answer questions about subduction. part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
The purpose of this lab is to tie together several previous lectures and laboratory experiments by asking a large scale question that can be answered with simple tools. Students are asked to answer the following question: What happens at convergent plate boundaries where oceanic lithosphere collides with continental lithosphere (and why)? The answer is based on laboratory measurements and calculations of the specific gravity of common rocks and minerals.

Course

Introduction to Earth Science part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
Introduction to Earth Science will expose you, the student, to the principles that underlie our understanding of how and why the Earth evolves. You will learn about the wide variety of processes associated with geological activity and begin to develop an appreciation for geological time, plate tectonics, and many of Earth's cycles. This knowledge may help you make intelligent decisions about events that affect humankind.


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Infusing Quantitative Literacy into Introductory Geoscience Courses Workshop Participants

Course Design '02 Participants

Web-based Resources 2003 Participants